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Leaning Into Empathy
Air Products' Second Annual Week of Inclusion

Air Products celebrated its second annual Week of Inclusion in May 2022. Throughout the week-long event, we again created a space for our employees to engage in courageous conversations about diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB). These conversations reflected our commitment to building an inclusive culture and honoring our ongoing membership in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™. As a CEO Action signatory, Air Products is one of more than 2,000 organizations that have pledged to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about DIB in an effort to move the needle toward a more just and equitable world.

As we drive toward our goal to become the most diverse industrial gas company in the world, we must foster a collaborative and respectful work environment where everyone can achieve their true potential.

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO

Air Products’ second annual Week of Inclusion theme focused on "Leaning Into Empathy." According to the 2020 State of Workplace Empathy report, more than 90% of employees believe empathy is more important than ever in the workplace. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another -- sometimes colloquially referred to as "standing in someone else's shoes." When we make the effort to "step into the shoes" of another person, we can begin to see things from their perspective and increase our understanding of challenges they may face. This can help to reset the way we work with others and collaborate more effectively.

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A Leadership Discussion About Diversity and Empathy

Listen to some of our senior leaders as they reflect on and share some personal experiences that helped define what diversity and empathy mean to them. 

Air Products' Inclusion Network

Air Products sponsors Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) throughout the world. The ERGs form an Inclusion Network that partners with company leadership to create supportive communities to help raise cultural awareness; attract and retain talent; and develop critical skills and competencies.


Asian Employee Resource Organization


Black Employee Resource Group


Ethnically Diverse Gulf Employees


Valuing employees of ALL abilities


Ethnically and culturally diverse employees and their allies


Hispanic Organization of Latinos and Amigos


Indian Subcontinent Employee Resource Organization


Middle East Employee Resource Group


Promoting understanding among different generations of employees


LGBTQ+ resource group


Women's group in India


Women's Success Network