Praxair Named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List™ for Fifth Consecutive Year

DANBURY, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PXPraxair,
Inc.
(NYSE: PX), a recognized global leader in sustainable
development, has been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s (CR
Magazine) 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2017. This is the fifth
consecutive year Praxair has been recognized by this publication.

The 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens List recognized Praxair for its
leadership and achievements based on the company’s performance in seven
categories: environment, climate change, human rights, employee
relations, governance, corporate philanthropy & community support, and
financial. The list ranks all companies in the Russell 1000®
Index.

Last year, Praxair applications 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 125 million
people globally. Additionally, in 2016, Praxair employees executed
community engagement projects that benefitted approximately 350,000
people, or more than 13 beneficiaries for each employee.

Our employees worldwide are responsible for Praxair’s continued
achievements in the area of corporate social responsibility,” said Dr.
Riva Krut, Praxair vice president and chief sustainability officer.
From their commitment to having a positive impact in our communities to
developing technologies that enable Praxair and its customers to be more
efficient and use fewer natural resources, they are truly making our
planet more productive.”

Praxair is committed to sustainable development and has been widely
recognized for its efforts. In 2016, the company was named to the World
Dow Jones Sustainability Indicies
for the 14th consecutive year and
received a perfect
score of 100
from the Human Rights Campaign for workplace equality
and advocacy. Additionally, Praxair was named a 2017
World’s Most Ethical Company® 
by the Ethisphere
Institute. 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 300 company with 2016 sales of $11 billion, is
a leading industrial gas 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, Inc. is available at www.praxair.com.

Contacts

Praxair, Inc.
Media:
Jason Stewart, 203-837-2448
jason_stewart@praxair.com
or
Investors:
Juan
Pelaez, 203-837-2213
juan_pelaez@praxair.com