Responsibilities for sustainability

The Corporate Responsibility Council has been the highest decision-making body for sustainability issues since 2004. The decisions reached by the council are binding for the entire company. The Corporate Responsibility Council comprises the Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG, another member of the Executive Board, together with managers responsible for the following global and central functions: Communications and Investor Relations, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Legal and SHEQ. In 2011, the Corporate Responsibility Council received a status update on our global energy efficiency and climate protection goal and discussed the expansion of CR reporting activities.


Corporate Responsibility Council

Chief Executive Officer Professor Dr Wolfgang Reitzle

Member of the Executive Board Professor Dr Aldo Belloni
Heads of global and central functions
Communications & Investor Relations, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Legal, SHEQ

  • Strategic decisions
  • Definition of global goals

Cornerstones of CR strategy

Corporate Responsibility department

Communications & Investor Relations

  • Coordination of activities
  • Reporting and communication
  • Contact point for stakeholders

Coordination and exchange of information

Experts in

regions and
business units

  • Development of regional priorities
  • Implementation of CR activities

Our divisions and business units incorporate sustainability measures in their business processes and regions. The Corporate Responsibility department coordinates the execution of the sustainability strategy with experts in each area. The CR department is also responsible for external sustainability reporting and is a contact partner at The Linde Group for stakeholders inside and outside of the company.

Global Compact

This page contains information that is relevant to the ten principles of UN Global Compact.


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