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The Air Liquide Group

Who we are

Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment, and is present in 80 countries with close to 50,000 employees.

Key figures 2012

Our business

In 80 countries, Air Liquide supplies its customers in extremely diverse industries such as steel industry, food and beverage, electronics or pharmaceuticals. In order to match the needs of all of these clients, the Group is organized in different World Business Lines.

Our management

The Executive Management team manages the Group, within the orientation determined by the Board of directors, in accordance with its articles of association and the law. It establishes Group's strategy relying on the Executive Committee for overall coordination and implementation.

Our strategy

As needs change and the world evolves, Air Liquide must seize new opportunities related to the change in the balance of power between Developing and Advanced economies, the growth of energy and environmental sectors, and the rapid development of health and high technologies.

Our growth drivers

The Group identified five growth drivers which will enable to improve its medium-term development


Innovation is at the heart of Air Liquide strategy.

Sustainable development

Air Liquide further engaged itself into responsibility objectives, as part of the Group strategy. This responsibility commitment is not new for Air Liquide and it goes hand in hand with the values the Group has previously expressed in its Action Principles and in its Sustainable Development Policy.