The capital market evaluates the sustainability of companies by making financial investments which take account of the principles of good corporate governance and ecological and social criteria. In 2015, we conducted over 1,000 conversations with investors around the world. At just under 60 conferences and roadshows, events for private investors and in the course of plant visits, we offered our shareholders and potential investors the opportunity to speak personally to representatives of the Group, including members of the Executive Board. The proportion of Linde investors who are focused on sustainability remained stable in the reporting year at 11 percent, the same as in 2014.
In 2015, Linde shares were again included in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World). DJSI World is one of the most widely recognised sustainability indices. It lists the leading companies based on economic, ecological and social criteria. During the reporting year, we also qualified again for the inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index and the MSCI Global Sustainability Index.