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Leaning Into Empathy
Air Products' Second Annual Week of Inclusion

Air Products begins celebrating its second annual Week of Inclusion on May 8th. Throughout the week-long event, we again create a space for our employees to engage in courageous conversations about diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB). These conversations reflect our commitment to building an inclusive culture and honor our ongoing membership in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™. As a CEO Action signatory, Air Products is one of more than 2,000 organizations that have pledged to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about DIB in an effort to move the needle toward a more just and equitable world.

As we drive toward our goal to become the most diverse industrial gas company in the world, we must foster a collaborative and respectful work environment where everyone can achieve their true potential.

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO

Air Products’ second annual Week of Inclusion theme will focus on "Leaning Into Empathy." According to the 2020 State of Workplace Empathy report, more than 90% of employees believe empathy is more important than ever in the workplace. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another -- sometimes colloquially referred to as "standing in someone else's shoes." When we make the effort to "step into the shoes" of another person, we can begin to see things from their perspective and increase our understanding of challenges they may face. This can help to reset the way we work with others and collaborate more effectively.

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A Leadership Discussion About Diversity and Empathy

Listen to some of our senior leaders as they reflect on and share some personal experiences that helped define what diversity and empathy mean to them. 

Air Products' Inclusion Network

Air Products sponsors Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) throughout the world. The ERGs form an Inclusion Network that partners with company leadership to create supportive communities to help raise cultural awareness; attract and retain talent; and develop critical skills and competencies.

AERO

Asian Employee Resource Organization

BERG

Black Employee Resource Group

EDGE

Ethnically Diverse Gulf Employees

Enable

Valuing employees of ALL abilities

Fulcrum

Ethnically and culturally diverse employees and their allies

HOLA

Hispanic Organization of Latinos and Amigos

ISERO

Indian Subcontinent Employee Resource Organization

MEERG

Middle East Employee Resource Group

NextGen

Promoting understanding among different generations of employees

Spectrum

LGBTQ+ resource group

UDAAN

Women's group in India

WSN

Women's Success Network