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One Foundation, three 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 nearly €3 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 €8,000 for local development micro-initiatives and €50,000 for scientific research projects.

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research projects supported by the Foundation since 2008

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micro-initiatives supported by the Foundation since 2008

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countries where the Foundation supports projects

The Foundation's three missions

  • Environment

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

Testimonial

“Created in April 2008, the Air Liquide Foundation’s mission is to encourage and develop initiatives to preserve life and environment.”

Xavier Drago , General Delegate of the Air Liquide Foundation, Sustainable Development Director of Air Liquide

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The Air Liquide Foundation has been working for eight years now to support and promote research and local development projects. Corporate sponsorship through its Foundation is one way a group the size of Air Liquide – which has 68,000 employees in 80 different countries – can show that it cares about its environment. Employees, shareholders and customers take a close interest in these philanthropic programs that help the company to be more involved  in civil society. Philanthropy is at the core of the Corporate Social Responsibility.

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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.