The Executive Board of Linde AG makes decisions about key topics relating to sustainable development. A new code for the responsible representation of interests in the political sphere and a Group-wide framework for the handling of risks and dangerous situations were among matters agreed in 2017. Work was also carried out on a human rights guideline and on the implementation of corresponding control mechanisms and discussed by the Executive Board. Experts from within the Group advise on strategic measures and sustainability goals and prepare decision papers for the Executive Board.
The departments and business units responsible implement the guidelines and devise tailor-made measures for different sectors and regions. The Corporate Responsibility department coordinates the implementation of initiatives in consultation with the departments and those employees in the regions responsible for the topics. It is also the key point of contact for stakeholders on sustainability issues.