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Linde Inclusion Integration Council


Operationalizing Inclusion across Linde


The Linde Inclusion Integration Council was formed in June 2019 to provide guidance and oversight on successfully operationalizing the Linde value of Inclusion within the newly formed Linde organization.  The LIIC is led by Vanessa Abrahams-John, Chief Diversity Officer, and consists of influential business and human resource leaders from around our global regions.  The goals and tactics of LIIC are to review, assess and offer guidance on the Inclusion Strategy, annual planning and accountability and tactics to attract, develop and retain the best global talent from our communities.


Vanessa Abrahams-John

Vanessa Abrahams-John

"I am pleased to collaborate with this influential group of Linde leaders from across our global business operations, in operationalizing our shared value of Inclusion.  They have shared their time, perspectives and ideas to ensure that every action we take helps us meet our organizational goals toward Inclusion."


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Cheryl Chan

"As Linde Inclusion Integration Council members, we believe and advocate Linde's Diversity and Inclusion values. I firmly believe that values are best expressed as we walk the talk. You can make Linde an inclusive workplace too. Please join us in this Diversity and Inclusion journey!"


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Cristina Fernandes

“I have the privilege of being part of White Martins for 12 years now, and to have witnessed the implementation of the diversity and inclusion strategy in this company globally since the beginning, in 2009. Since then, we have moved forward and, especially in Brazil, we have become a benchmark for gender and racial inclusion. My participation in the council is a great honor for me. I am aware of my important role as a member of the group, as its guidelines and messages need to be cascaded throughout our Latin America South region, adapting to the reality of each country. Our region had the opportunity of making a relevant contribution to the diversity dialogue, by sharing best practices. We still have a long path ahead of us, but we want to continue evolving across the company and exchanging experiences, which is essential for our success.”


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Yvonne Garza

"My personal experience working on the Linde Inclusion Integration Council has been truly positive considering that I can contribute in strengthening the Diversity and Inclusion culture, also it provides me the opportunity to bring the best practices to the North Latam Region. On the other hand, it has been very satisfying working in a multicultural team in which we can share opinions, practices, thoughts, and perspectives regarding Diversity and Inclusion around the world which provide us the opportunity to create different proposals for the business. I consider the value of Inclusion as an essential pillar for our organization, this value leads us to have a better work environment."


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Ben Glazer

“We know diversity can boost innovation, employee engagement as well as overall performance. Being part of the Linde Inclusion Integration Council allows me to signal to the rest of the organization how important this is and take a direct role in driving performance in this crucial area.”


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Marie-Kristin Hahn

“Our diversity and inclusion efforts will be successful, if a diverse workforce is understood as a value add and business driver for Linde and therefore actively fostered by all leaders in our organization. With our holistic approach and execution discipline we continue to further enhance the value of diversity and inclusion in our company. As a member of the Linde Inclusion Integration Council, I am proud to be an active part on this journey.”


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Simone Hahn

"I enjoy working on the Linde Inclusion Integration Council because we are making a difference with accelerating speed. We take the experiences from the different regions, legacies, backgrounds and combine it with open mindedness to get change done."


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Michael Ullrich

“I am fully committed to further drive diversity and inclusion at Linde. As a member of the Linde Inclusion Integration Council, I foster pragmatic and measurable actions jointly with my colleagues. We aim to anchor these values firmly in our organization and to really enhance diversity on all levels of the company, especially at Linde Engineering. It is my experience that diversity of any kind (e.g. genders, international background) clearly correlates with better performance, more creative idea generation and an inspiring work environment.”


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Jens Waldeck

“Being now more than 30 years in this great business and in this wonderful company I have experienced multiple times how diversity improves not only efficiency and effectiveness of teams – even more I have learned that also fun at work grows a lot. Diversity means a lot more than gender diversity for me however exceeding our joint target of “30 by 30” will demonstrate our ambition to create a more diverse work space and culture.”