Global Development Goals

Contribution to Global Development Goals

In 2016, the United Nations adopted 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Linde supports these development goals and is contributing to their implementation. We have analysed the 17 development goals and their sub-goals to establish their importance for our business operations. We have focused here on the impact we can have on aspects of the goals and the opportunity presented to us to make a positive contribution towards achieving the goals. Linde can influence the development goals through its products and services, responsible production, cooperation with partners and engagement with society. The extent to which we can influence the UN development goals varies, however according to the goal. Against this background, four of the development goals are particularly relevant for Linde:

  • Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3)
    Our therapies for the treatment of respiratory disease and the services we are able to provide in the care continuum from hospital to home contribute towards improving patients‘ lives. The health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and neighbours are the highest priority for us.
  • Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7)
    We team up with partners on solutions for the energy supply of tomorrow. In our own processes, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in our success.
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8)
    Our business model is geared towards sustainable and profitable growth. We ensure we offer our employees fair and attractive working conditions. Minimum standards for fair employment apply to our suppliers.
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)
    We invest in a sustainable future through our research and development activities. These include setting up an infrastructure for hydrogen-powered mobility.

In areas which might have a negative impact on aspects of the development goals, such as safety and climate protection, we are devising measures to reduce this impact.