SHEQ Policies & Responsible Care® Commitment

Enabling Leadership in Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Performance

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policy

Our Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policy calls for us to exhibit behaviors and values that reflect the highest value we place on avoiding harm to people, the environment and the communities in which we operate. It applies to all Linde employees and contractors and all Linde business activities.


At Linde, health, safety, and environmental responsibility are core values, which means we always act and operate in a way that prevents harm to people, the environment, and the communities in which we operate.

We expect all our employees and contractors to conduct themselves at all times in alignment with the values, commitments, and principles in this policy.

This HSE Policy should be read in conjunction with the Responsible Care Policy, which defines Linde’s HSE and security-related commitments to stakeholders and the management system elements that enable continuous improvement in HSE and security performance.


This includes all Linde companies and subsidiaries, and affiliates and joint ventures (JVs) in which a Linde company or subsidiary owns a majority interest or has operational control.


At Linde, we are driven to ensure that no harm comes from our actions to people, the environment, or the communities in which we operate.

Values and Commitments
  • Health, safety, and environmental responsibility are core values at Linde and integral in all that we do.
  • Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Linde policies is a license to operate for our employees, contractors, suppliers, and partners. 
  • HSE ownership through visible, demonstrated leadership across the organization.
  • Collaboration with our employees, the industry, and other professional associations to continuously improve HSE performance.
HSE Principles

At Linde we believe that:

  • All incidents and injuries are preventable.
  • HSE is a line management accountability.
  • We are responsible for our own safety and that of others around us.
  • Our employees and contractors are obliged to stop a job or refuse to perform it, if it cannot be performed safely.
  • All HSE incidents must be reported, and learnings taken from them.
  • Our commitment to, and efforts in, HSE will yield results.
  • Acting safely is a condition of our employment and supplier contracts.

We expect our employees, contractors, and partners to embrace these principles and reflect them in every aspect of work they perform.

This policy is integral to Linde’s business strategy. Executive leadership is committed to the full implementation of this HSE policy.


Executive Leadership is responsible for approving the HSE Policy and is committed to its full implementation. The Vice President of Global Safety, Health, Environment and Quality is responsible for periodic review of the HSE Policy. Line Managers are responsible for ensuring that their employees and contractors understand the requirements of the HSE Policy. All employees are responsible for ensuring they understand this policy and behave in accordance with Linde HSE values and principles.

Responsible Care® Commitment

Our Responsible Care® Policy states Linde Responsible Care Guiding Principles, and describes the management system requirements we operate with in order to drive continuous improvement in Linde HSE and security performance.

Download our Responsible Care Policy

Linde is signatory to the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) Responsible Care Global Charter and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care Guiding Principles. With these commitments, Linde joins chemical manufacturers around the world in the pursuit of safe chemicals management and performance excellence.

Download ICCA Responsible Care Global Charter with Linde Signature

Download ACC Responsible Care Guiding Principles with Linde Signature

Quality Policy

At Linde, we believe quality drives industry leading performance. It is the foundation for customer satisfaction as well as the safe, reliable and productive operation of our business.

Our Quality Policy is written to ensure all Linde employees focus on the quality principles, values and responsibilities that advance our organization’s ability to always deliver products and services that safely and reliably meet customer expectations.

At Linde we are all committed to:

  • Value our customers and fulfill our company mission of making our world more productive.
  • Design, produce and deliver safe, reliable products and services that meet customer expectations.
  • Drive operational excellence with a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations and internal requirements.
  • Maintain an effective management system.