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Environment, Health & Safety Policy

This policy outlines Air Products’ commitment to be an industry leader in Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) performance. It is built upon our core EHS values, personal accountability for EHS, and is supported by our EHS management systems and objectives.
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We are committed to the following general principles in managing our businesses worldwide:

  • Ensuring compliance with this policy, applicable laws, regulations, voluntary programs in which the Company participates, and the EHS elements of applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  • Continually improving EHS performance by setting clear objectives and targets, enhancing our management system, promoting accident and incident prevention, encouraging employees to take proactive approaches on working conditions and behaviors, and routinely communicating our performance results.
  • Designing and operating our facilities and distribution systems to promote the efficient use of energy, resources, and pollution prevention principles to reduce environmental impacts in accordance with our policies; and protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and communities.
  • Developing and producing products that can be manufactured, distributed, used, and recycled or disposed of in a safe, secure, 
    and sustainable manner.
  • Identifying and managing EHS impacts, risks, and opportunities.
  • Maintaining effective response and preparedness capabilities to manage potential emergency and crisis situations.
  • Ensuring EHS accidents, incidents, nonconformances, hazardous situations, and near misses are identified, reported, and investigated, and corrective actions are implemented.
  • Assigning clear roles and responsibilities for maintaining and executing EHS policies, systems, and procedures.
  • Providing appropriate EHS training to develop and maintain worker competencies.
  • Conducting EHS audits to evaluate conformance to external and internal EHS requirements.
  • Sharing our EHS policy, practices, and performance with interested parties – including our employees, customers, communities, investors, and others – to understand and address their expectations and respond to potential concerns.
  • Promoting best practices for EHS in our industry.

Seifi Ghasemi

Seifi Ghasemi
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer


 Thomas P. Trexler signature

Thomas P. Trexler
Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Quality

  February 2024

Read our complete policy.

EHS Policy