Employee satisfaction












Review of employee satisfaction






  • 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








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






  • 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%








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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








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Labour and social standards












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






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








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Health protection












Expansion and harmonisation of Occupational health and hygiene management programmes






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








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Reduction of health risks associated with manual tasks






  • 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








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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








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Social engagement












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






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








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