Sustainable investment

Sustainable investment

In 2014, we conducted over 800 conversations with investors around the world. At more than 50 conferences and roadshows, events for private investors and in the course of plant visits on several continents, we offered our shareholders and potential investors the opportunity to speak personally to representatives of the Group, including members of the Executive Board. At the second Capital Market Day held by Linde in 2014, investors and analysts were given the chance to find out about our Clean Technology as well as our strategy and activities in the area of sustainable development. The proportion of Linde investors who are focused on sustainability increased in 2014 to over 11 percent (2013: 7 percent).

We also made progress during the reporting year in terms of sustainability ratings in the capital market. In September 2014, Linde was again included in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World). Analysts at RobecoSAM acknowledged us in particular for our activities in the fields of customer relationships, compliance, and risk and crisis management. In 2014, Linde also qualified for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series. Our African subsidiary was again included in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Social Responsibility Index.