HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the third consecutive year, Air Liquide scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, making it one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.” Now in its 20th year, the CEI is the foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality in the United States.
The CEI rates employers providing crucial protections to more than 20 million U.S. workers and an additional 18 million abroad. Companies were rated on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;
- Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
- Corporate social responsibility.
Satisfying all of the foundation’s criteria in these areas resulted in Air Liquide’s perfect score. In 2016, the company established the LGBTQ+ and Allies Business Resource Group, which was influential in achieving the award.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice.
Air Liquide in the United States
Air Liquide employs more than 20,000 people in the U.S. in more than 1,300 locations and plant facilities including a world-class
R&D center. The company offers industrial and medical gases, technologies and related services to a wide range of customers in
energy, petrochemical, industrial, electronics and healthcare markets. www.airliquide.com/USA
A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 employees and serves more than 3.8 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.
Air Liquide’s ambition is to be a leader in its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability - with a strong commitment to climate change and energy transition at the heart of its strategy. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable, regular and responsible growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.
Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to more than 20 billion euros in 2020. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.