How we create economic, environmental and social value



employees in over 100 countries

EUR 3,724 m

personnel expenses

EUR 372

expenditure on training programmes per employee

EUR 285,000

revenue per employee

EUR 3,185 m

salaries paid

EUR 248 m

pension expenses


training days per employee


EUR 15,480 m


EUR 19,709 m

non-current and current liabilities

EUR 28,978 m

market capitalisation

EUR 16,948 m


EUR 4,098 m

operating profit

EUR 1,637 m

operating free cash flow

EUR 687 m

dividend paid


return on capital employed (ROCE)

EUR 446 m

income taxes paid


EUR 121 m

invested in research and development


employees working in research and development


new patents filed


of research and development projects with environmental benefit

Natural resources


is the most important natural resource

27.5 m MWh

of electricity consumed

39.4 m MWh

of natural gas consumed

54.8 m m3

of water consumed

25.8 m tonnes

direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions

63,600 tonnes

of waste of which one third is recycled

30 m tonnes

of CO2 avoided by customers, just by applying two of Linde's key products

850 m m3

of water brought up to drinking water quality at customers in just six countries


EUR 7.8 m

funding for social projects and initiatives


Linde volunteers around the world


employees in Linde's healthcare business


charitable projects supported

1 m

children, school pupils and students reached

1.8 m

patients relying on Linde's respiratory care offerings

Our business

Gases Division

Production and delivery of a wide range of compressed and liquefied gas

Our customers' industries

  • Food & beverages
  • Chemistry & energy
  • Metallurgy & glass
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Other

Engineering Division

Planning, project development and construction of turnkey industrial plants

Our customers' industries

  • Linde Gas sites
  • Iron & steel
  • Metals
  • Chemicals
  • Energy & gasification
  • Electronics
  • Others

Our customers' industries

  • Linde Gas sites
  • Energy
  • Refinery
  • Coal gasification
  • Chemicals
  • Metals

Our customers' industries

  • Petrochemistry
  • Hydrogen/syngas power generation
  • Transport
  • Heating

Our customers' industries

  • Plastics
  • Special & performance chemicals
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