Goals

Goals

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New goal

In progress

Target reached

Target/goal

Timeline

Progress

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Strategy and corporate governance

Finance

Achieve Group operating profit of between EUR 4.5 billion and EUR 4.7 billion and ROCE of between 11 percent and 12 percent in the 2017 financial year

2017

> More in the Annual Report

Achieve a reduction in gross costs of between EUR 750 million and EUR 900 million

2013 – 2016

> More in the Annual Report

Compliance

Expand the compliance programme

Ongoing

Global compliance guideline introduced in the Healthcare business

More than 49,000 e-learning sessions on the Code of Ethics since the programme began

More than 14,000 compliance refresher courses run

14,500 employees provided with on-site training

5,000 queries answered by compliance officers

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Suppliers

Review the supply chain for sustainability

2014

100 suppliers in risk areas requested to provide information about their sustainability performance

Safety and environmental evaluations conducted of 300 contractors involved on construction sites in the Engineering Division

Analysis of conflict minerals conducted

> More

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

2014

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

Safety training provided to staff at more than 500 sites which deal with contractors

> More

Products

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

Ongoing

Analysis of environmental benefits of selected technologies and applications

300 patents in the chemical and environmental sectors as well as in hydrogen technologies

Around 50 percent of research projects aim to have an environmental benefit

Project launched to trial processes for the production, storage, use and feed-in to the natural gas network of hydrogen from renewable electricity, working with partners from the energy industry and various research institutes

> More on innovations

> More on climate protection

> More on water

> More on emissions to air

> More on waste

Engagement with stakeholders

Reflect the needs of our stakeholders in our sustainability management

Ongoing

Third global employee survey with participation of around 85 percent

Over 800 individual conversations and more than 50 conferences and roadshows held with financial analysts and investors

> More on employee survey

> More on stakeholders

> More on investor relations (Annual Report)

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Safety and environmental protection

Conduct a standardised risk review of sites and define control mechanisms to minimise risks to the greatest possible extent (Major Hazards Review Programme, MHRP)

Long-term goal

More than 85 percent of the sites concerned had been certified in line with MHRP by the end of 2014.

> More

Transport

Halve the frequency of serious transport incidents per million kilometres driven (in comparison with base year 2012)

2017

24 percent less transport incidents per million kilometres driven compared to 2012

Number of serious transport incidents reduced by 7 percent compared with the prior year

11 percent fewer serious transport incidents since 2012

65 percent fewer commercial vehicle rollover incidents since 2007

> More

Transport safety initiatives

  • Implementation of all local and global minimum standards for transport operations
  • Integration of standards into a global database
  • Training on revised standards provided to employees and contractors concerned
  • Audits to ensure compliance with standards
  • Worldwide implementation of new driver safety training programme (ActSafe for Drivers)

2012 – 2015

Training provided for more than 100 transport safety auditors since the introduction of the global audit programme

Global guideline on the fitting and use of vehicle mirrors

Safety standards revised to reduce risks arising from in-vehicle distractions

Training programmes devised to avoid commercial vehicle rollovers

Defensive driving training programme provided for around a third of all passenger vehicle drivers in Germany

> More

Climate protection and energy efficiency

Achieve a 5 percent improvement in energy intensity at installed air separation plants (base year 2008)

2017

Average energy intensity improved by 5.4 percent, saving around 1.8 million tonnes of CO2

> More

Achieve a 2 percent improvement in energy efficiency at our installed hydrogen plants (base year 2009)

2015

Energy efficiency increased by 1.9 percent.

650,000 tonnes of CO2 saved

> More

Evaluate ways to reduce emissions from transport service providers (Scope 3 emissions)

Ongoing

Measures implemented targeting route optimisation, better use of transport capacity and driver training on environmentally friendly driving

> More

Water

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

Goal extended until 2016

Internal interdisciplinary network evaluates the use of water and cooling water systems in Europe

39 plants in Europe are evaluated for sustainable use of water. A number of improvements are implemented.

More than 20 projects identified which contribute to the more efficient use of water and generate cost savings

2.6 million cubic metres of water saved as a result of optimisation projects at sites in the Czech Republic and in the Netherlands

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Other key environmental areas

Set other quantitative targets for environmental protection

Long-term goal

Results of a pilot waste management project undertaken in South & East Asia analysed in order to develop measures that can be applied across the regions

> More on waste

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Employees and society

Achieve a continuous reduction in the number of workplace accidents per million hours worked (base year 2012)

2020

New target

> More

Review employee satisfaction

2014

Third global employee survey conducted with a participation rate of 85 percent

> More

Management

Increase the proportion of female employees in senior management positions worldwide to between 13 and 15 percent

2018

Proportion of female managers has increased to around 14 percent

Proportion of women participants in the most important development programme for senior managers has increased to 26.5 percent

> More

Work-life balance

Expand support for employees requiring childcare

Long-term goal

New childcare subsidy introduced for children of employees at all German sites

In several regions, new rules on flexible working hours were introduced. More than 900 employees in the Middle East and Eastern Europe are among those who benefit.

> More

Health protection

Expand and harmonise occupational health management programmes

Ongoing

Free preventive health checks introduced for employees in several regions

Free health advisory service launched in North America which has already been used by more than 1,800 employees

> More

Reduce health risks arising from manual tasks

Ongoing

Occupational safety audits and environmental protection audits conducted at around 57 percent of our sites

Pilot project launched in which magnets are used to lift manhole covers, allowing employees to avoid heavy physical exertion

30 trainers received instruction on how to deliver a training programme on the optimal use of loading systems

> More

Minimise potential risks from psychological stress

Long-term goal

Free health advisory service launched in North America

> More