Employees

Employment structure tab_sternchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

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, this indicator includes 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

 

61,965

 

50,417

 

48,430

 

47,731

Gases Division

 

 

50,605

 

39,031

 

37,603

 

37,362

EMEA

 

 

21,614

 

20,920

 

20,575

 

20,952

Asia/Pacific

 

 

11,037

 

10,868

 

10,051

 

9,440

Americas

 

 

17,954

 

7,243

 

6,977

 

6,970

Engineering Division

 

 

6,564

 

6,319

 

5,811

 

5,716

Other activities

 

 

4,796

 

5,067

 

5,016

 

4,653

Employees in production

 

 

19,352

 

19,072

 

18,134

 

17,834

Employees in sales, marketing and distribution

 

 

31,102

 

22,172

 

21,940

 

20,866

Employees in research & development

 

 

385

 

342

 

324

 

345

Employees in administration

 

 

11,126

 

8,831

 

8,032

 

8,685

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part-time employees

%

 

1.9

 

2.0

 

1.9

 

1.8

Temporary staff1

%

 

7.5

 

6.4

 

4.3

 

1.8

Employees on parental leave (Germany)

 

 

328

 

271

 

 

 

 

Staff covered by collective wage agreements

%

 

53.8

 

53.5

 

54.9

 

55.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee retention and benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Length of service

years

 

10.1

 

9.8

 

9.7

 

10.1

Staff turnover rate2

%

 

6.9

 

6.3

 

5.7

 

4.2

Employees with access to company benefit schemes

%

 

77

 

78

 

76

 

80

Retired colleagues receiving pensions by Linde

 

 

31,118

 

31,112

 

32,584

 

32,012

Diversity tab_sternchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

Staff up to 30 years old

%

 

17.0

 

16.0

 

16.4

 

17.0

Staff between 30 and 50 years old

%

 

58.8

 

59.0

 

59.6

 

60.1

Staff over 50 years old

%

 

24.2

 

25.0

 

24.0

 

22.9

Nationalities of employees in Germany

 

 

63

 

63

 

58

 

Nationalities among senior managers in Germany

 

 

12

 

13

 

14

 

Female employees in total workforce

%

 

20.1

 

19.5

 

19.3

 

19.9

of which in senior management positions

%

 

11.3

 

11.0

 

10.3

 

9.3

of which in development programmes for middle managers

%

 

29.0

 

26.8

 

 

Women in the Executive Board

%

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Women in the Supervisory Board

%

 

8.3

 

8.3

 

0

 

0

Severely disabled employees (Germany)

%

 

3.1

 

3.6

 

3.5

 

3.3

Employee training tab_sternchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

Employees who attended training opportunities

%

 

75.6

 

64.4

 

59.1

 

53.8

Training days per employee

 

 

2.0

 

2.3

 

2.0

 

1.6

Expenditure on training programmes per employee

 

292

 

268

 

241

 

216

Apprentices and trainees in total workforce

%

 

1.1

 

1.3

 

1.3

 

1.4

Apprentices and trainees in Germany

%

 

3.2

 

3.6

 

3.5

 

3.7

Occupational health and safety tab_sternchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

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

per million hours worked

 

1.3

 

1.4

 

1.9

 

2.0

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

per million hours worked

 

1.3

 

1.6

 

2.2

 

1.7

Workplace accidents of employees with at least one day of absence

 

 

136

 

144

 

198

 

202

Workplace accidents of contractors with at least one day of absence

 

 

151

 

131

 

170

 

128

Working days lost due to industrial accidents (employees)

 

 

3,354

 

2,721

 

3,813

 

3,768

Working days lost due to industrial accidents (employees)

per million hours worked

 

31.6

 

26.1

 

36.9

 

37.3

Fatal workplace accidents involving employees

 

 

3

 

5

 

2

 

3

Fatal workplace accidents involving contractors

 

 

4

 

3

 

4

 

7

Sick days per employee

 

 

5.3

 

5.0

 

5.3

 

5.5

tab_sternchenIn 2012, Linde completed the acquisition of Lincare Holdings Inc. and Air Products' Continental European homecare business. Unless required by financial reporting standards (employees at the balance sheet date), figures of Lincare Holdings on employees will only be reported after the company has been fully consolidated for one financial year. Figures on employees of the acquired homecare business of Air Products are fully reported for the 2012 financial year in the sections on employment structure and diversity as well as in the section on employee training for apprentices and trainees.