Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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We strive to create a work environment that embraces inclusion and recognizes, respects and encourages employee diversity.

Linde operates in more than 100 countries where diverse talent, customers and ways of working influence business priorities and demand different leadership capabilities. Our business imperative is based on the diversity of our global markets, talent pool and customer base, as well as the imperative to attract new ideas and solutions to enhance innovation.

We strive to create a work environment that treats all employees with respect, supports new thoughts and ideas, encourages growth and development, recognizes our differences, and embraces inclusion. Linde is also committed to partnering with others to help ensure that we remain an employer of choice for the ever-increasing pool of diverse global talent.

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30 by 30: Gender Balance by 2030

Linde's 30 by 30 Gender Balance Goal: 30 Percent Female at All Professional Levels by 2030
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Employee Resource Groups

Voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource for employees with common interests around the world.
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Guidelines & Principles

Our policies and principles foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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Partnerships & Alliances

Our commitment to these organizations takes many forms and we proudly celebrate and partner with them to make an impact.
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Diversity is the full range of differences that define all people including our employees, customers and suppliers. It includes factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, geography, religion, occupational skill, education and language.

Inclusion is the active process to welcome and include diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in our company, which is critically important to employee engagement, contribution and performance.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy

Our four strategic pillars to operationalize Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are as follows:

Talent Management

We aim to embed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in all aspects of Human Resources policies and processes, including talent sourcing, recruiting, development, performance and benefits.

Inclusive Culture

We aim to foster an environment where differences are valued and leveraged in order to enhance a sense of belonging and increase performance from all employees. Examples include celebrating global heritage days and employee resource groups, where applicable.

Training and Development

We aim to enhance managerial capabilities to provide all employees with equal opportunities to develop and grow in the workplace. Examples of global training programs include Unconscious Bias and bi-monthly Inclusion Boost videos.

Accountability

We aim to drive business ownership and accountability for diversity and inclusion through annual plan development and quarterly tracking and reporting throughout our key businesses and functions.

 

David Strauss

"Inclusion is one of Linde’s core values. It is an active process to welcome and include diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in our company, which is critically important to employee engagement, contribution and performance. Our goal is to foster diversity and inclusion within the company by providing equal employment opportunities for all and recruiting, hiring, promoting and compensating people solely based on merit and qualification."  

David Strauss, Chief Human Resources Officer