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One Foundation, four missions

Created in 2008, Air Liquide's corporate foundation attests the Group's commitment to being a responsible company engaged in long-term philanthropy’s action.

Long-term philanthropy action

The Air Liquide Foundation has international ambitions, and is determined to support projects in every country the Group operates in.

With a budget of €5 million over five years, the Air Liquide Foundation allocates financial resources, equipment and people to the projects it supports. The Air Liquide Foundation allocates grants of an average of €8,000 for local development micro-initiatives and €50,000 for scientific research projects.


research projects supported by the Foundation since 2008


local initiatives supported by the Foundation since 2008


countries where the Foundation supports projects

The Foundation's four missions

  • Environment

Support for scientific research projects in the field of environmental protection, which contribute to the preservation of our planet's atmosphere, including air quality.

  • Health / Breathing

Support for scientific research projects on the improvement of breathing and on the metabolism of gases in the human body in the fields of healthcare or exploration (space, deep-sea diving, or sport).

  • Science Education

Support for science education in the above fields (museums in particular)

  • Local development

Support for local development micro-initiatives that enhance the living conditions of communities in terms of access to water, energy and healthcare; the environment; handicap; micro-entrepreneurship; education & training; social. All projects are based in countries where Air Liquide operates.

Employee involvement

The Foundation's work relies in part on Air Liquide's employees, who sponsor micro-initiatives. This provides an opportunity for employees who are willing to help others to express their commitment to society and humanism by getting involved in the evaluation and support of projects. The Group's employees are also encouraged to recommend projects.