May 23, 2017 - 5:39 AM EDT
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Air Liquide China promotes road safety knowledge among primary school students in Shandong Province

SHANGHAI, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 23, Air Liquide China volunteers visited Dongkai Experimental School in Dongying Economic & Technological Development Area, Shandong Province to host an activity promoting road safety for the students. The event marked the first time the company extended the program to a city outside Shanghai.

Road Safety Lecture in Dongying

Situated in the Yellow River Delta, Dongying is a rapidly developing industrial hub where Air Liquide China now owns two large plants, each serving a key industrial customer.

Road Safety Lecture in Dongying

In keeping with the company's global culture of safety as its top priority, Air Liquide China focused its CSR (corporate social responsibility) activity on road safety as a natural extension. Delivered through interesting experiments and interactive games, the lecture covers safety tips for crossing the street, waiting for the school bus, and bicycling.

Road Safety Lecture in Dongying

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic accidents were the leading cause of injuries among young people worldwide in 2016. However, most of those injuries could have been prevented, in part by educating young people regarding safety awareness.

Marcelo Fioranelli, Vice President of Air Liquide Greater China, said: "We're pleased to see that this lecture was well-received by all the students. We hope they keep the tips in mind and apply them in their daily lives. In line with our Group's vision of creating value over the long-term, we're seeking to bolster the well-being of the community, contributing to both the social and the economic development of the city."

Air Liquide is devoted to developing local economies, protecting life and the environment, and to contributing to communities. Under its Corporate Sustainability Program (CSP) called "Air Liquide Care", in addition to "Road Safety Lectures", Air Liquide China promotes other initiatives including its "Marathon First Responder Program", the "Green Action" annual tree-planting event, and the recycled computer donation program "Air Liquide Computer Classroom".

Air Liquide in China

operates nearly 90 plants and employs more than 4,000 employees today. With a strong presence in the key coastal industrial areas, Air Liquide China is now expanding into the center, south and west. Its main business activities include industrial and medical gas operations, Engineering & Construction (designing, manufacturing and installing air separation units/hydrogen facilities), as well as innovation activities.

Air Liquide Group

The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 67,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide's scientific territory and have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide's ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company's customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide's revenue amounted to EUR18.1 billion in 2016 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

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