Goals

Strategy and management

Strategic goal

 

 

Planned measures

 

Timeline

 

 

Progress during reporting period

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transparency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expansion of sustainability performance indicators

 

Definition, collection and reporting of additional sustainability indicators

 

Ongoing

 

Corporate citizenship indicators included in reporting

 

 

 

 

 

Further environmental indicators included in reporting

 

 

 

 

 

Further HR management indicators included in reporting

> More on key indicators

 

Increased transparency on CR activities

 

Benchmarking of CR reporting activities against established international sustainability reporting standards

 

2012

 

CR report includes Communication on Progress according to UN Global Compact “Advanced” level

 

 

 

 

 

CR report awarded highest level (A+) by the Global Reporting Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

Scope of independent assurance extended

> More on Global Compact
> More on GRI
> More on assurance

 

Compliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expansion of compliance programme

 



Training on the Code of Ethics for all employees

 

Ongoing

 

Over 33,000 e-learning courses on the Code of Ethics by the end of 2011

 

 

Implementation of specific preventative measures for particularly sensitive business activities

 

 

Classroom-based training for over 4,500 employees between 2009 and 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

New online training courses on anti-trust law

 

 

 

 

Further language versions of Code of Ethics published

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Supply chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability assessment along the supply chain

 

Raising awareness of the importance of supply chain sustainability among procurement managers and suppliers

 

2014

 

250 engineering suppliers confirmed compliance with standard

 

 

 

Evaluation of company safety, environmental protection, human rights and labour standards and requirements among suppliers

 

 

 



30 supplier audits

Low CO2 emissions introduced as criteria for selecting transport service providers

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Capital market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusion of Linde in the most renowned sustainability indices

 

 

 

 

2014

 

Linde included in further indices in 2011

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Stakeholder engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusion of stakeholder requirements in sustainability management activities

 

Alignment of stakeholder information requirements with CR topics covered in reporting

 

Annual

 

1,400 sustainability inquiries from stakeholders answered

 

 

Dialogue with stakeholders on key sustainability issues

 

 

 

550 individual meetings with financial analysts and investors

 

 

 

 

 

34 conferences and roadshows for investors

> More
 

 

 

 

 

 

Regular materiality analyses

> More

 

Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development of products and technologies that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development

 

 

 

 

Annual

 

Majority of R&D gases projects geared toward improving environmental performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creation of inter-disciplinary Clean Energy Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

New collaborations that help reduce emissions

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Environment and safety

Strategic goal

 

 

Planned measures

 

Timeline

 

 

Progress

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reduction of serious transport incidents

 

Review of all local and global minimum standards for transport safety

 

2012-
2015

 

10% of drivers completed training within the framework of the ActSafe programme

 

 

Integration of new standards in a global database

 

 

Transport safety auditors trained

> More

 

 

Training on new standards for relevant employees

 

 

 

 

Audits to ensure compliance with new transport standards

 

 

 

 

Global implementation of new transport safety driver training programme (ActSafe for Drivers)

 

 

 

Site risk review

 

Creation of a uniform framework to measure risks at all locations and definition of control mechanisms to minimise these risks to the greatest possible extent (major hazards review programme, MHRP)

 

Long-
term goal

 

312 sites certified in line with MHRP by the end of 2011

> More

 

Climate protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3% improvement in energy intensity in our air separation plant designs (relative to 2008 baseline)

 

Identification of potential energy savings at all air separation plants

 

2013

 

Energy intensity improved by 2.7%

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Reduction of transport-related emissions

 

Evaluation of ways to reduce CO2 emitted by transport service providers (scope 3 emissions)

 

Ongoing

 

Low CO2 emissions included as criterion for selection of transport suppliers

 

 

Evaluation of emissions released by company fleet in Germany

 

 

Award in recognition of sustainable company car strategy in Germany

> More

 

Evaluation of emissions outside of our production processes (scope 3)

 

Assessment of emissions along the value chain in line with scope 3 emissions criteria as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

 

Long-
term goal

 

Business processes assessed in line with scope 3 emissions criteria

 

 

Continued development of a standardised, Group-wide method of calculating the carbon footprint of our products

 

 

In-house training on product carbon footprints

 

 

 

 

Scope 3 emissions evaluated for business trips

> More

 

Further key environmental areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development of additional quantitative environmental protection goals

 

Evaluation of local environmental goals at all sites

 

Long-
term goal

 

Regional waste reviewed to assess potential targets at local level

 

 

Assessment of potential new global water, waste and emissions goals

 

 

 

Cross-disciplinary workshops to develop additional global environmental protection goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New goal for sustainable water use

> More on climate protection
> More on water
> More on waste

 

Development of a strategy for sustainable water use in water-stressed regions

 

Identification of sites in water-stressed areas

 

2013

 

Sites across the globe assessed to determine whether they are located in water-stressed areas

> More

 

 

Analysis of water consumption at sites in water stress areas

 

 

 

 

Development of a strategy plan for these sites for sustainable water use

 

 

 

Employees

Strategic goal

 

 

Planned measures

 

Timeline

 

 

Progress

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review of employee satisfaction

 

Analysis of results from the first global employee survey

 

2012

 

First global employee survey carried out (2010 target achieved)

 

 

Evaluation of current status and definition of improvement action plans

 

 

Following evaluation of the survey results, team meetings in all lines of business

 

 

Follow-up survey to assess the impact of new measures

 

 

Over 70% of teams implemented the agreed measures

 

 

 

 

Follow-up survey planned for 2012

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Increase in the proportion of women in management positions to between 13 and 15% by 2018

Development of measures aimed at promoting talented female employees

 

2018

 

Percentage of women in senior management positions increased

 

 

 

Percentage of women in our most important development programmes increased

> More

 

Expansion of childcare support

 

Assessment of support needs

 

Long-
term goal

 

Number of daycare places at our headquarters in Munich increased from 20 to 37 in 2011

> More

 

 

Increase in the number of daycare places to match rise in demand

 

 

 

Evaluation of compliance with labour and social standards

 

Evaluation of monitoring systems to ensure compliance with labour and human rights standards

 

2015

 

Global survey of processes to ensure compliance with social standards and respect for human rights

 

 

Global survey of processes that protect social standards

 

 

New indicator on maximum working hours included in CR report

 

 

Definition of key performance indicators for this area

 

 

 

> More

 

Expansion and harmonisation of healthcare management programmes

 

Harmonisation of occupational healthcare guidelines

 

Ongoing

 

Seven global healthcare guidelines approved between 2010 and 2012; during the same period, over 100 employees completed occupational healthcare training

> More

 

 

Expert training on occupational healthcare management

 

 

 

Occupational health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reduction of health risks associated with manual tasks

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

Occupational health and safety audits carried out at 54.2% of our sites

 

 

 

 

Research collaboration on safe handling of small gas cylinders

 

 

 

 

Number of work-related accidents among employees fell to 1.4 per million hours worked

 

 

 

 

Number of work-related accidents among contractors fell to 1.9 per million hours worked

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Reduction of potential risks from psychological stress to a minimum

 

Development of preventative measures for dealing with psychological strain such as stress

 

Long-
term goal

 

Subject of workload covered in global employee survey

 

 

Harmonisation of existing local guidelines on psychological health

 

 

Stress management training for 60 managers in the Engineering Division

> More

 

 

Approval of a global guideline

 

 

 

Social engagement

Strategic goal

 

 

Planned measures

 

Timeline

 

 

Progress

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More on financial targets and goals within the framework of our high performance organisation (HPO) efficiency programme

Social engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation of corporate citizenship strategy

 

Assessment of all corporate citizenship projects

 

2012

 

Global survey of social engagement projects

 

 

Development of a global strategy for corporate citizenship

 

 

New goal to benchmark the impact of social engagement and community involvement projects

> More

 

 

Development of a global approach to corporate volunteering

 

 

 

Development of a global strategy for measuring the impact of projects

 

Definition of corporate citizenship key performance indicators (KPIs)

 

2013

 

Corporate citizenship KPIs defined

 

 

Collection and reporting of corporate citizenship KPIs worldwide

 

 

Global pilot survey on corporate citizenship KPIs

 

 

Development of efficiency checks for donation and sponsoring projects

 

 

New indicators on corporate citizenship included in CR report

> More

 

 

Identification of flagship projects

 

 

 

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