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Air Liquide

A global leader in industrial gases, Air Liquide is intent on putting hydrogen at the centre of the climate transition.

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Rankings

  • N° 2 for industrial gases globally

Profits and dividends (million €)

Wages and turnover (2021, million €)

Greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1 & 2)

CEO pay

5,78 million € (2021)

Pay ratio between CEO and average worker

88 (2021)

Women

28 % of employees 28,6 % of the executive committee (2021)

Declared lobbying expenses

2,6 -3 million € (Paris, Brussels and Washington, 2021)

Share of subsidiaries in secret jurisdictions

10,1 % (2019)

Employees

66 436 Globally (2021)
  • Website www.airliquide.com
  • Headquarters 75, quai d’Orsay, Paris VIIe
  • Leadership Benoît Potier (Chairman of the board and CEO since 2006), François Jackow (CEO since June 2022)
  • Shareholders BlackRock (5.02%)
  • Board members Benoît Potier (Chairman of the board, former CEO), Jean-Paul Agon (formerly L’Oréal), Siân Herbert-Jones (company administator, formerly Sodexo), Sien Leng Low (President of the Fine Arts Acamdemy of Nanyang, ex Sembcorp Industries), Annette Winkler (Daimler AG), Philippe Dubrulle (workers representative), Geneviève Berger (Firmenich, OM Pharma), Xavier Huillard (CEO of Vinci), Anne Bronder (Swiss Re), Kim Ann Mink (formerly Innophos), Fatima Tighlaline (workers representative), Aiman Ezzat (Capgemini CEO), Bertrand Dumazy (Edenred CEO).
  • Former names and companies absorbed L’Air liquide, Airgas
  • Main countries United States, France, Canada, South Africa, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, China, Norway

Founded in 1902, the Air Liquide Group expanded globally early on level through the marketing of an innovative air liquefaction process. Since the 1990s, it also has activities in the health sector, such as the production of oxygen. Today, it is the world’s second largest producer of industrial gases for industry and the health sector.

As a producer of gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon and hydrogen, Air Liquide supplies all major industrial sectors such as chemicals, refining, steel, space and nuclear. It manages and operates vast networks of pipelines in major heavy industrial areas globally.

Today, Air Liquide is seeking to position itself as a major player in the "green" transition of these large industries, particularly through hydrogen, of which it is one of the main producers and promoters in France and Europe.


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