“When you look at Air Products, we operate not in isolation, we are part of the society we live in. If we are going to be an integral part of the ecosystem, it is only natural that our workforce should be representative of that society,” Ghasemi said. “When you have a diverse group of people, your probability of being innovative significantly increases. Companies with a diverse workforce are more innovative.”
In addition to the fireside chat, Air Products’ employees will have the opportunity to take part in numerous discussions and events, including sessions such as “Draw the Line: Boundaries That Prevent Burnout,” and “Allyship Across Races: No Comfort Zones.”
Air Products has publicly stated its goal of being the most diverse industrial gas company in the world. As part of that goal, the Company previously announced goals to further increase the percentage of women globally and minorities in the United States in professional and managerial roles. By 2025, the Company aims to achieve at least 28 percent female representation in these roles globally and at least 20 percent minority representation in these roles in the U.S.
To learn more about Air Products’ efforts to promote diversity, visit the Air Products’ Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging website.