Praxair Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

DANBURY, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PX–Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has been named to the 2018 Corporate Equality
Index (CEI) with a perfect score of 100 percent for the second
consecutive year. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report
on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality,
administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

The report, which rates over 900 businesses, evaluates LGBTQ-related
policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace
protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health
care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ
community. As a result of satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria, Praxair
has also been designated a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

“We continue to implement programs, policies and training globally that
foster an inclusive environment for all of our employees, which has
culminated in a score of 100% on this important index,” noted Praxair
Chief Diversity Officer Vanessa Abrahams-John. “Receiving this external
recognition for the second year in a row is a testament to the value we
place on diversity and inclusion.”

Praxair supports various programs and initiatives across the globe that
promote diversity and inclusion, including:

  • Mentoring and training programs for all employees
  • Employee resource groups focused on issues of interest to its LGBTQ,
    millennial, women, veteran and other employee groups
  • Scholarship and training programs for students of diverse backgrounds
    in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South
America and one of the largest worldwide.
With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2016 sales
of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has
been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 15
consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric,
process and specialty gases,
and high-performance surface
. Our products, services
and technologies are making our planet more productive by
bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries,
including aerospace,
and beverage
, electronics,
manufacturing, primary metals
and many others. For more information about the company, please visit
our website at


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