Corporate responsibility (CR) represents Linde’s contribution to sustainable development. In our corporate responsibility policy, we commit to treating people and the environment with respect, protecting natural resources and developing sustainable technologies and products. Our corporate responsibility management enables us to anchor these objectives in our day-to-day business. Our sustainability activities are built on four cornerstones:
Continuous improvement: We strive for high sustainability standards. We continually analyse sustainability risks and opportunities for our company and develop strategic measures that further improve our CR management and enable us to set goals.
Analysis of the entire value chain: With our corporate responsibility activities we consider the entire lifecycle of our products and all key business processes. We help our customers improve their sustainability performance and expect contractors and suppliers to follow our corporate responsibility goals.
Stakeholder engagement: We also align our sustainability activities with changing social needs, incorporating stakeholder requirements into our CR strategy and measures.
Transparency: We regularly report on our progress in the different core areas of our corporate responsibility activities. Key performance indicators enable us to track our economic, ecological and social performance.