Environment and safety

Use of resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy (in million MWh)

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Within assurance scope

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

 

The environmental performance of the Van Dongen Group was not included in 2011 reporting, the impact on Linde Group totals is negligible.

1

Other energy sources include for example heating oil, biofuel energy, propane and butane. The increased consumption of other energies resulted from inclusion of additional other energy sources (e.g. naphtha and methanol) into indicator scope in 2011.

Total energy consumption

 

 

 

57.4

 

50.6

 

47.2

 

48.9

Electricity consumption

 

 

 

20.3

 

19.0

 

17.7

 

20.0

of which by air
separation plants

 

 

 

17.9

 

16.8

 

16.0

 

17.5

Natural gas consumption

 

 

 

25.4

 

25.2

 

23.6

 

23.2

of which by HyCo plants

 

 

 

21.7

 

21.2

 

21.3

 

20.7

Consumption of other
energy sources1

 

 

 

11.7

 

6.4

 

5.9

 

5.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water (in million m3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water use

 

 

 

288

 

255

 

242

 

300

of which surface and ground water

 

%

 

96.8

 

95.7

 

96.7

 

97.2

of which drinking water

 

%

 

3.2

 

4.3

 

3.3

 

2.8

Total water consumption

 

 

 

42.6

 

43.0

 

38.9

 

41.4

of which industrial and process water

 

 

 

33.3

 

32.0

 

30.9

 

33.0

of which drinking water

 

 

 

9.3

 

11.0

 

8.0

 

8.4

Waste water

 

 

 

8.1

 

8.4

 

11.4

 

9.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources and materials (in t)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw materials and supplies

 

 

 

75,020

 

65,700

 

50,000

 

57,100

Packaging materials

 

 

 

5,286

 

6,300

 

5,800

 

7,200

Emissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1)

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Within assurance scope

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

 

The environmental performance of the Van Dongen Group was not included in 2011 reporting, the impact on Linde Group totals is negligible.

2

Includes greenhouse gases specified in the Kyoto protocol: methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (laughing gas, N2O), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).

3

We monitor compliance with local regulatory requirements worldwide and report our data for all locations legally obliged to report emissions.

CO2 emissions

 

million t

 

5.7

 

5.4

 

4.6

 

4.5

of which by HyCo plants

 

million t

 

4.3

 

4.3

 

3.9

 

3.4

Linde transport fleet

 

thousand t CO2e

 

420

 

410

 

380

 

430

Other greenhouse gases2

 

thousand t CO2e

 

550

 

400

 

400

 

500

Total

 

million t

 

6.7

 

6.2

 

5.4

 

5.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 emissions

 

million t

 

10.2

 

9.5

 

9.0

 

9.7

of which by
air separation plants

 

million t

 

8.9

 

8.3

 

8.0

 

8.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intensity greenhouse gas emissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Scope 1 and 2 emissions

 

million t CO2e

 

16.9

 

15.7

 

14.4

 

15.1

Emissions per million EUR sales

 

t CO2e

 

1,226

 

1,220

 

1,284

 

1,192

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transports by contractors

 

thousand t CO2e

 

395

 

310

 

320

 

330

Business travel

 

thousand t CO2e

 

30.6

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emissions to air3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOCs

 

t

 

206

 

182

 

236

 

287

NH3

 

t

 

28

 

70

 

78

 

348

CO

 

t

 

1,566

 

1,747

 

2,161

 

2,202

NOx

 

t

 

1,070

 

717

 

856

 

994

SOx

 

t

 

543

 

620

 

730

 

582

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emissions to water3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical oxygen demand (COD)

 

t

 

165

 

308

 

381

 

237

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)

 

t

 

38

 

75

 

157

 

181

Nitrates

 

t

 

61

 

35

 

37

 

45

Phosphates

 

t

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

4

Waste and recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Within assurance scope

 

The environmental performance of the Van Dongen Group was not included in 2011 reporting, the impact on Linde Group totals is negligible.

4

Previously, this indicator included, non-hazardous waste caused by Linde customers and disposed by Linde as service.

5

Incineration waste is partly used for heat recovery.

Total waste4

 

t

 

64,429

 

71,915

 

68,335

 

82,606

Non-hazardous waste

 

%

 

57

 

61

 

52

 

63

Hazardous waste

 

%

 

43

 

39

 

48

 

37

Recycled materials

 

%

 

26

 

43

 

28

 

47

Incineration waste5

 

%

 

30

 

28

 

28

 

15

Landfill waste

 

%

 

31

 

22

 

35

 

30

Other disposal method

 

%

 

13

 

7

 

9

 

7

Transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Within assurance scope

Transport distance driven by Linde Gas transport fleet

 

million km

 

866

 

764

 

689

 

758

Number of serious traffic incidents involving trucks

 

per 1 million km

 

0.077

 

0.085

 

0.083

 

0.106

Audits und trainings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

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

Proportion of sites in which occupational health and safety audits have been conducted

 

%

 

54.5

 

53.2

 

55.1

 

50.8

Proportion of sites in which environmental audits have been conducted

 

%

 

49.1

 

47.8

 

48.3

 

46.1

Proportion of employees who have taken up HSE training opportunities (Gases Division)

 

%

 

50.3

 

47.2

 

48.8

 

38.8

Certified locations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Proportion of locations certified to ISO 9001

 

%

 

76

 

72

 

71

 

Proportion of locations certified to ISO 14001

 

%

 

33

 

28

 

27

 

Proportion of locations certified to OHSAS 18001 or SCC

 

%

 

22

 

22

 

22

 

Environmental incidents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

Environment-related complaints

 

28

 

19

 

18

 

36

Environmental incidents to be reported to the authorities

 

33

 

31

 

24

 

30

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