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Air Liquide China recognized for its sustainability approaches by Shanghai Municipal Government

SHANGHAI, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On September 8, Air Liquide China was granted Sustainability Influencer Award 2017 and Sustainability Best Practice Award 2017 for its innovative Nexelia water treatment solution at the "Heading Toward 2040: Corporate Innovation and Urban Sustainability Summit" in Shanghai. Air Liquide China was among 55 companies from various industries receiving these awards.

Co-sponsored by Information Office of Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce and Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau, the event aims at promoting sustainability initiatives and displaying Shanghai's efforts in progressing towards a global city of excellence.

As exclusive biological sludge treatment solutions developed by Air Liquide, Nexelia water treatment solutions are proven technologies with over 1,500 references worldwide. The solutions encompass the supply of pure oxygen, injection equipment and expert support. Air Liquide China introduced the innovative solutions to Chinese customers in recent years and helped them significantly reduce sludge disposal costs and improve the stability of wastewater treatment process.

Marcelo Fioranelli, Vice President of Air Liquide Greater China commented: "Air Liquide China is committed to providing innovative solutions to help our Chinese customers operate in a cost-effective and eco-friendly manner. The awards from the Shanghai municipal government are valuable recognition of our efforts in this respect and encourage us to continue contributing to the sustainability of the local community."

Pursuing profitable and sustainable growth over the long term is the strategic approach of Air Liquide China and Air Liquide Group worldwide. The company is committed to providing "best in class" reliable services and value-added solutions to its customers while fulfilling its role as a responsible corporate citizen.

Air Liquide in China

Air Liquide China operates nearly 90 plants and employs more than 4,000 employees today. With a strong presence in the key coastal industrial areas, Air Liquide China is now expanding into the center, south and west. Its main business activities include industrial and medical gas operations, Engineering & Construction (designing, manufacturing and installing air separation units/hydrogen facilities), as well as innovation activities.

Air Liquide

The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 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 lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company's customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable 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 EUR8.1 billion in 2016 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.


Nexelia is a unique brand of Air Liquide covering gas supply, process expertise and application technologies.

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SOURCE Air Liquide China