Goals

Goal

Timeline

Progress

Status

 

 

 

 

Finances

 

 

 

 

Group operating profit: around EUR 4 billion

2013

> More in the annual report

Group operating profit:
EUR 5 billion and reported ROCE of around 13 percent

2016

> More in the annual report

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

2013–2016

> More in the annual report

 

 

 

 

Compliance

 

 

 

 

Expansion of compliance programme

Ongoing

Global Code of Conduct for Suppliers introduced to prevent ecological, social and compliance risks in the supply chain

Compliance refresher training introduced to ensure that employees refresh their compliance knowledge regularly

More than 42,500 e-learning sessions on the Code of Ethics and around 7,500 e-learning sessions on anti-trust law held by the end of 2013

More than 10,000 participants received on-site training from qualified trainers

Full-time compliance officers answered more than 3,500 inquiries

 

> More on supplychain management

> More on compliance

 

 

 

 

Suppliers

 

 

 

 

Sustainability assessment of the supply chain

2014

External analysis of sustainability risks performed with a focus on country and product risks in our supply chain

 

> More

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

2014

Global Code of Conduct for Suppliers approved

100 percent of new Linde Engineering suppliers required to follow the new code in 2013

 

> More

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

2014

Procurement staff trained on implementation of the new Code of Conduct for Suppliers

 

> More

 

 

 

 

Sustainable investment

 

 

 

 

Qualification of Linde for the most renowned sustainability indices

2014

Linde once again included in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World)

Linde once again included in the regional Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Linde included in the Global Compact 100 Index

 

> More

 

 

 

 

Products

 

 

 

 

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

Ongoing

Mobile system for the treatment of ship emissions developed

500-bar compressed-gas/hydrogen trailer developed to make transporting larger quantities of hydrogen more efficient

Plan of action for the development of around 400 hydrogen fuelling stations in Germany by 2023 signed together with five partners from the energy and automotive industry

 

> More  on innovation

> More on climate protection

 

 

 

 

Transparency

 

 

 

 

Definition, collection and reporting of additional sustainability indicators

Ongoing

Further indicators included in the corporate responsibility report

Scope of independent assurance extended to include new indicators

 

> More on compliance

> More on KPIs

> More on assurance

> More in the annual report

 

 

 

 

Stakeholder

 

 

 

 

Inclusion of stakeholder requirements in sustainability management activities

Ongoing

Follow-up measures on the employee survey 2012 completed

Next global employee survey planned for 2014

3,600 sustainability inquires from stakeholders answered

800 individual conversations, 24 conferences and 38 roadshows with financial analysts and investors

Several events with scientific experts in Germany and Italy on the use of renewable energies and hydrogen as an environmentally friendly fuel

 

> More on our employee survey

> More on Linde shares in the annual report

> More on stakeholders

> More on materiality analysis

Status

New goal

In progress

Target reached