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Selecting Priorities


Managing to make an impact


At Linde, sustainable development is rooted in our mission, values and policies and extends into all areas of our business.

Sustainable Development Materiality Assessment (SDMA)


How We Define Our Priority Factors

The Sustainable Development Materiality Assessment (SDMA) defines the priority sustainable development factors for Linde. The SDMA process illustrates how stakeholder issues are considered and, as appropriate, integrated into sustainability. Sustainable development Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including Environmental KPIs (EKPIs), are selected based on business priorities and current and emerging internal and external considerations.

Performance targets are developed every five years and cross-referenced to the SDMA. The selection of KPIs is reviewed annually within the SDMA-management review cycle. For more information, please see our annual Sustainable Development Report in the Reporting Center.

2018 Priority Factors


Priority Factors

6 Priority Areas:

  • Safety
  • Compliance
  • Product Stewardship
  • Energy & Climate Change
  • Sustainable Productivity
  • People Development

Download our priority factors