30 by 30Linde's 30 by 30 Gender Balance Goal: 30 Percent Female at All Professional Levels by 2030
To achieve the 30 by 30 goal, Linde developed a three-pronged strategy:
- Business Accountability: Each business or function is held accountable for an annual diversity action plan
- Training for Inclusion: Linde provides “unconscious bias” training to its leaders and quarterly “inclusion boosts”
- Strengthening the Pipeline Program (“STP”): Linde has identified high-potential employees from under-represented groups and paired each with an influential leader as a sponsor, who will advocate for their career growth and ensure they have equal opportunities to succeed. The STP program includes the following tactics:
- Leadership training
- Networking opportunities
- Exposure and visibility to senior leaders
Hear from Both Program Talents & Their Sponsors
Talent Strategy Manager, Linde Gas & Equipment
"My learning experience through STP has been excellent! When a company takes the time to mindfully appreciate and recognize the talents, skills and perspectives of others and connect them across an organization you know they value Diversity and Inclusion."
PlantServ Sales Manager
"One of the biggest aspects of being a part of this program has been the connections I’ve made with participants in various functions globally. On a recent trip to Germany, I recognized one of those participants I’d only ever seen on a “Teams” session, stopped her and said, “I remember you from STP!
Vice President Bulk Business Mexico
"My experience as an STP participant has been highly satisfactory. Working on inclusion is building cohesion – in Linde and socially. It strengthens our economic and leadership position and helps us to live our mission statement of Making our planet more productive."
Head of Country, Thailand
"Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is one of the top three actions of the Winning Team Strategy for Thailand. Our leadership team promotes and recognizes D&I leaders and we have communicated our Inclusive Leadership Roadmap throughout the business. We engage and sponsor top female talent through many activities. As country manager, I also have one-on-one check-ins with our Top 30 talent."
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
"STP is a rewarding experience both in terms of content and my sponsor, who has opened multiple windows of opportunity and exposure. The training provided insights into my strengths, and the learnings are now a quick reminder when I am executing day-to-day tasks – simple steps yet very powerful."
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
"The relationships and informal networks created within STP are rewarding to all participants. As a company we have demonstrated that we can achieve any objective we set for ourselves, and STP is meaningfully moving our diversity and inclusion efforts forward."
Vie President of IT & Digital, Americas
"As a newcomer to Linde, I’m impressed by the commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. I have personally experienced the behaviors that define an inclusive culture, which demonstrates the commitment to the 30 by 30 goals by top management."
President Linde Gas & Equipment Inc. and Latin America
"I think it’s essential we have a workplace where every individual feels they are valued, represented and part of the Linde culture. Improving our female representation is an important step toward that objective. My commitment as a leader is to work tirelessly to support these endeavors broadly across the organization and encourage others to do the same."
Vice President Operations & Services, EMEA
"In my role I’m not only advising but actively helping to advance the career of my protégé using my influence and political capital. I’m looking to open doors and provide the protégé exposure to executives in other networks."
"At Linde, we are a high-performing organization that uses key metrics to help drive achievement. Linde’s 30 by 30 program sets a clear metric that all businesses and leaders can be measured against. There is a strong business case for diversity in better performing organizations."