Employees

Employment structure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Figure included in the Group Management Report of the Annual Report 2011 of The Linde Group

1

In 2010, the definition was adapted. Previously, all contracts concluded for 24 months or longer were reported as unlimited-term contracts. From 2010 on, fixed term shall include all contracts with a specific termination date.

2

Staff turnover rate relates to employees who left the Group voluntarily during the period under review.

Group

 

as of Dec. 31, 2011

 

50,417

 

48,430

 

47,731

 

51,908

Gases Division

 

 

 

39,031

 

37,603

 

37,362

 

41,109

EMEA

 

 

 

20,920

 

20,575

 

20,952

 

22,838

Asia/Pacific

 

 

 

10,868

 

10,051

 

9,440

 

10,390

Americas

 

 

 

7,243

 

6.977

 

6.970

 

7.881

Engineering Division

 

 

 

6,319

 

5,811

 

5,716

 

5,951

Other activities

 

 

 

5,067

 

5,016

 

4,653

 

4,848

Production

 

 

 

19,072

 

18,134

 

17,834

 

17,688

Sales

 

 

 

22,172

 

21,940

 

20,866

 

23,609

Research and development

 

 

 

342

 

324

 

345

 

536

Administration

 

 

 

8,831

 

8,032

 

8,685

 

10,072

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part-time employees

 

%

 

2.0

 

1.9

 

1.8

 

1.7

Employees with limited contracts1

 

%

 

6.4

 

4.3

 

1.8

 

4.7

Employees covered by collective wage agreements

 

%

 

53.5

 

54.9

 

55.3

 

50.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average length of service

 

years

 

9.8

 

9.7

 

10.1

 

8.5

Staff turnover rate2

 

%

 

6.3

 

5.7

 

4.2

 

6.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees with access to pension schemes

 

%

 

78

 

76

 

80

 

79

Diversity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Figure included in the Group Management Report of the Annual Report 2011 of The Linde Group

Permanent staff under
30 years

 

%

 

16.0

 

16.4

 

17.0

 

18.6

Permanent staff between 30 and 50 years

 

%

 

59.0

 

59.6

 

60.1

 

58.9

Permanent staff over 50 years

 

%

 

25.0

 

24.0

 

22.9

 

22.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female staff

 

%

 

19.5

 

19.3

 

19.9

 

20.2

Women in senior management positions

 

%

 

11.0

 

10.3

 

9.3

 

9.1

Women in the executive board

 

%

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Women in the supervisory board

 

%

 

8.3

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proportion of severely disabled employees (Germany)

 

%

 

3.6

 

3.5

 

3.3

 

3.3

Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Figure included in the Group Management Report of the Annual Report 2011 of The Linde Group

Employees participated in training opportunities

 

%

 

64.4

 

59.1

 

53.8

 

56.9

Average number of
training days

 

per em-
ployee

 

2.3

 

2.0

 

1.6

 

1.8

Average expenditure on training programmes

 

per em-
ployee in €

 

268

 

241

 

216

 

281

Apprentices/trainees

 

%

 

1.3

 

1.3

 

1.4

 

1.7

Apprentices/trainees in Germany

 

%

 

3.6

 

3.5

 

3.7

 

3.4

Occupational health and safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Within assurance scope

Figure included in the Group Management Report of the Annual Report 2011 of The Linde Group

Workplace accidents by employees (LTIR)

 

per million working hours

 

1.4

 

1.9

 

2.0

 

2.1

Workplace accidents by contractors (LTIR)

 

per million working hours

 

1.6

 

2.2

 

1.7

 

1.8

Workplace accidents with at least one day of absence (employees)

 

 

 

144

 

198

 

202

 

216

Working days lost due to industrial accidents (employees)

 

 

 

2,721

 

3,813

 

3,768

 

3,596

Working days lost due to industrial accidents (employees)

 

per million working hours

 

26.1

 

36.9

 

37.3

 

34.1

Number of fatalities involving employees

 

 

 

5

 

2

 

3

 

2

Number of fatalities involving contractors

 

 

 

3

 

4

 

7

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average number of days
sick leave

 

per employee

 

5.0

 

5.3

 

5.5

 

5.6

Key figures comparison

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