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How we create economic, environmental and social value

Our
business model

Gases Division

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

Engineering Division

Planning, project development and construction of turnkey industrial plants

Employees

Foundations & input

57,605

employees in over 100 countries

EUR 3,780 m

personnel expenses

EUR 328

expenditure on training programmes per participant

Output & impact

EUR 297,000

revenue per employee

EUR 3,489 m

salaries paid

EUR 291 m

pension costs

4.3

training days per participant

Finance

Foundations & input

EUR 15,059 m

equity

EUR 18,454 m

non-current and current liabilities

EUR 36,134 m

market capitalisation

Output & impact

EUR 17,113 m

revenue

EUR 4,231 m

operating profit

EUR 2,153 m

operating free cash flow

EUR 1,299 m

dividend paid

10.2%

return on capital employed (ROCE)

EUR 453 m

income tax paid

Innovation

Foundations & input

EUR 112 m

invested in research and development

350

employees working in research and development

Output & impact

232

new patents filed

50%

of research and development projects with environmental benefit

Natural resources

Foundations & input

Air

is the most important resource

28.9 m MWh

of electricity consumed

45.1 m MWh

of natural gas consumed

56.4 m m3

of water consumed

Output & impact

28.4 m tonnes

direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions

67,800 tonnes

of waste, of which one third is recycled

18 m tonnes

of CO2 avoided by customers, just by applying one of Linde's key technologies

790 m m3

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

Society

Foundations & input

EUR 6.7 m

funding for social projects and initiatives

1,000

Linde volunteers supported around the world

18,128

employees in Linde's healthcare business

Output & impact

200

charitable projects supported

1 m

children, school pupils and students reached

1.9 m

patients relying on Linde's respiratory care offerings

Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

For more details, see chapter Global Development Goals