Praxair Again Named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List™ for 2016

DANBURY, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), a Fortune 250 company and a recognized global
leader in sustainable development, has been named to Corporate
Responsibility Magazine’s (CR Magazine) 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
for the fourth consecutive year. The magazine is a leading publication
that provides case studies, analyzes best practices and tracks trends in
corporate responsibility.

Praxair was recognized for its leadership and achievements based on the
company’s performance across a variety of categories, including climate
change and environmental responsibility, financial performance,
governance, employee relations, human rights and philanthropy. Rankings
are based on publicly available information of companies listed on the
Russell 1000® Index.

“We are honored to be recognized again this year by CR Magazine as a
leader in corporate social responsibility,” said Dr. Anne Roby, senior
vice president. “This achievement recognizes our employees’ dedication
to responsible business practices, the environment, our local
communities and the creation of advanced applications technologies that
help improve customer productivity and reduce emissions.”

Praxair applications have enabled customers to avoid more than twice the
greenhouse gases than were emitted in all of the company’s operations
and to provide safe drinking water to more than 70 million people.
Additionally, in 2015, Praxair employees executed more than 300
community engagement projects that benefitted nearly 350,000 people or
12 beneficiaries for every employee.

Praxair is committed to sustainable development and has been widely
recognized for its efforts. The company was named to the World
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the 13th consecutive year
and
to the 2015 CDP
S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
. Additionally,
Praxair was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers in America
in 2016. For more information about Praxair’s sustainable development
program, please visit the company’s Reporting Center at http://www.praxair.com/our-company/sustainable-development.

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2015 sales of $11 billion, is
the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one
of the largest worldwide.
The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and
specialty gases,
and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services
and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing
efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries,
including aerospace,
chemicals,
food
and beverage
, electronics,
energy,
healthcare,
manufacturing, primary metals and many others. More information about
Praxair is available at www.praxair.com.

Contacts

Praxair, Inc.
Media: Jason Stewart, (203) 837-2448
Investor:
Kelcey Hoyt, (203) 837-2118