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Research and Community support

The Air Liquide Foundation operates in 2 fields: Research and Community support (more details below). It is a corporate foundation, as defined by French law, which means that it is funded by Air Liquide, it’s “sponsor” and that it draws on the expertise and regional presence of Air Liquide, so that it can offer its partners both financing and expertise, in many places around the world. By law, it can support Research in the European Union, while it may work on community projects both in the EU and in developing countries.

RESEARCH
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The Foundation supports scientific partners in the EU who pursue basic respiratory research, i.e. furthering knowledge of the mechanisms underlying chronic or rare respiratory diseases so as to find cures.

It also supports some  environmental research related to air quality, i.e. in the field of atmospheric chemistry.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT
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The Foundation works primarily with private partners, both in the EU and in emerging countries, who develop innovative job-skilling schemes in the technical area. “Technical” here means skills that are and will be in demand in the industrial world.

Additionally, we enable employees of Air Liquide in the same geographies (EU & “emerging” countries) to support “micro-initiatives” in their communities, in a variety of fields: education, healthcare, and supporting people with a disability.

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Our Way
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Every project we support must make a difference. We make sure the recipients of our aid make the most of it.  

An ethical behaviour is central to what we do (re. to our Ethics charter in the “Governance” section).