Goals

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