Goals

Strategy

Goal

 

 

Timeline

 

 

Progress

 

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transparency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definition, collection and reporting of additional sustainability indicators

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

  • Further indicators included in corporate responsibility report, for example in the area of compliance
  • Scope of independent assurance extended to include new indicators
  • Further non-financial indicators included in 2012 annual report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More on compliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More on KPIs and targets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More on assurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More in the annual report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stakeholder engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusion of stakeholder requirements in sustainability management activities

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

  • Second global voluntary employee survey completed
  • 1,600 sustainability inquiries from stakeholders answered
  • More than 700 individual conversations with financial analysts and investors conducted; 41 conferences and roadshows for investors
  • Expert dialogues conducted, hosting the Federal Algae Roundtable Meeting (Bundesalgenstammtisch) for example, which brought together 150 experts to discuss regenerative raw materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More on employee survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More on Linde shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More on stakeholder dialogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More on materiality analysis

 

 

 

Business & governance

Goal

 

 

Timeline

 

 

Progress

 

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finances

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Adjusted for the amortisation of fair value adjustments identified in the course of the BOC purchase price allocation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group operating profit of at least EUR 4 bn

 

 

2013

 

 

> More in the annual report

 

 

 

Group operating profit of at least EUR 5 bn and adjusted ROCE of around 14 percent*; reported ROCE of around 13 percent

 

 

2016

 

 

> More in the annual report

 

 

 

Further reductions in total gross costs of between EUR 750 m and EUR 900 m

 

 

2013-2016

 

 

> More in the annual report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expansion of compliance programme

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

  • New anti-corruption guidelines for employees approved
  • New intranet portal for compliance launched
  • Over 36,000 e-learning courses on the Code of Ethics by the end of 2012
  • Classroom-based training for over 6,000 employees between 2009 and 2012
  • Around 3,500 employees trained on anti-trust law via a new online training course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability assessment of the supply chain

 

 

2014

 

 

  • Analysis of sustainability risks in the supply chain conducted
  • More in-depth analysis planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More

 

 

 

Consolidation and complementation of existing sustainability requirements in a global supplier code of conduct

 

 

2014

 

 

Company-wide status quo analysis of sustainability requirements applying to suppliers conducted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More

 

 

 

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

 

 

2014

 

 

New intranet sites on sustainability in the supply chain launched

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusion of Linde in the most renowned sustainability indices

 

 

2014

 

 

  • Linde included in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World)
  • Linde included in regional Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

  • Innovations include a new process to reduce emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides during glass manufacture
  • Research and innovation centre to improve oxygen supply in fish farming opened

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More under innovations

 

 

 

Environment & safety

Planned measures

 

 

Timeline

 

 

Progress

 

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Site safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standardised risk review for sites and definition of control mechanisms to minimise these risks to the greatest possible extent (Major Hazards Review Programme, MHRP)

 

 

Long-term goal

 

 

67% of sites concerned certified in line with MHRP by the end of 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transport safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transport safety initiative

  • Adoption of all local and global minimum operating standards for transport
  • Integration of transport standards in a global database
  • Training on revised standards for employees and transport contractors
  • Audits to ensure compliance with operating standards
  • Global implementation of new behavioural transport safety driver training programme (ActSafe for Drivers)

 

 

2012-2015

 

 

  • 40 transport auditors trained
  • More than 20% of Linde and contractor drivers worldwide trained in pilot projects from 2009-2012

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50% reduction in the frequency rate of serious transport incidents (base year 2012)

 

 

2017

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate protection and energy efficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3% improvement in installed design energy intensity in our air separation plants (relative to 2008 baseline)

 

 

2013

 

 

  • Savings of more than 1 m tonnes of CO2 achieved since 2008
  • Existing goal extended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

5% improvement in installed design energy intensity in our air separation plants (relative to 2008 baseline)

 

 

2017

 

 

> More

 

 

 

2% improvement in actual energy efficiency in our installed HyCO plants (relative to 2009 baseline)

 

 

2015

 

 

> More

 

 

 

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
  • Driver training courses in fuel efficient driving conducted, including contractors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

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

 

 

Long-term goal

 

 

  • Business processes assessed in line with scope 3 emissions criteria
  • Additional scope 3 emission data published

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

2013

 

 

  • Measures and goals evaluated on various sites in order to optimise the sustainable use of water
  • Pilot study in Great Britain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further key environmental areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation of additional quantitative environmental protection goals

 

 

Long-term goal

 

 

  • New climate protection goals defined
  • Volumes of waste generated and total waste-related costs at several hundred sites analysed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More on climate protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More on waste

 

 

 

Employees & society

Goal

 

 

Timeline

 

 

Progress

 

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee satisfaction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review of employee satisfaction

 

 

2012

 

 

  • Second global employee survey carried out, with 86% participation rate
  • Improvements in all categories relative to 2010 survey
  • Next global employee survey currently planned for 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in the proportion of women in senior management positions worldwide to between 13 and 15%

 

 

2018

 

 

  • Percentage of women in senior management positions increased to 11.3%
  • Percentage of women in our most important development programme for middle managers increased to 29%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work/life balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expansion of childcare support

 

 

Long-term goal

 

 

Budget for daycare places in the Munich raised, enabling increasing number of daycare places from 20 to potentially 45; over 100 employees at other German sites received a daycare subsidy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labour and social standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation of monitoring systems for compliance with labour standards and human rights

 

 

2015

 

 

Assessment of regional systems for the enforcement of global standards implemented as a global annual survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expansion and harmonisation of Occupational health and hygiene management programmes

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

  • Eight global health protection guidelines approved between 2010 and end of 2012;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

Reduction of health risks associated with manual tasks

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

  • Occupational health and safety audits carried out at more than 60% of our sites
  • Linde recognised innovative solutions for handling gas cylinders with Manual Handling Award in Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

Reduction of potential risks from psychological stress

 

 

Long-term goal

 

 

  • Subject of workload covered in global employee survey
  • Trainings on stress management techniques introduced in some business units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development of a global strategy to measure the effectiveness of corporate citizenship projects

 

 

2013

 

 

  • Global survey of corporate citizenship activities completed
  • Corporate citizenship KPIs defined
  • Further indicators included in corporate responsibility report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> More