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Awards and Recognition


External Recognition


We work hard to exceed the expectations of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and the communities in which we operate. Below are some of the awards and recognition that we've earned.

FTSE4Good Index Series Constituent (2021)


September 2021 - Linde has been included in the FTSE4Good Index for the sixth consecutive year. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is a tool for investors seeking companies that demonstrate strong sustainability practices. Inclusion is based on an independent analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data from over 7,200 securities. Each company is assessed against strict criteria which have also been aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Linde Awarded Best-in-Class for Sustainability Disclosure Practices 2021


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May 2021 - Linde has received the best possible rating from ISS Environment QualityScore in sustainability disclosure practices.

ISS QualityScore helps investors monitor the environmental risks in their portfolio companies. It measures the depth and extent of company disclosure relative to their industry group and is designed to indicate the company's understanding and preparedness to address environmental risks. 

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Linde Recognized as One of the 2021 World's Most Ethical Companies


March 2021 - Linde today announced it has been recognized as one of the 2021 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

In 2021, 135 companies across 22 countries and 47 industries were recognized in the World's Most Ethical Companies list. Linde is one of only two companies recognized in the Chemicals category.

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Linde Recognized by S&P Global in The Sustainability Yearbook (2020 - 2021)


February 2021 - Linde has once again been recognized for its strong sustainability track record and has received a Bronze Medal distinction in The Sustainability Yearbook 2021. Linde was also ranked as one of the leading companies in the global chemicals sector. 

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Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (2020)


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November 2020 - Linde has once again been recognized as a global leader in sustainability through its inclusion in the Dow Jones SustainabilityTM World Index (DJSI World) and DJSI North America. Linde is the only company in the chemical sector to be admitted in the DJSI World for eighteen consecutive years. The DJSI World is a trusted benchmark for investors incorporating ESG factors into their decision-making. It identifies the top 10 percent of companies in each sector among the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

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Solactive Europe Corporate Social Responsibility Index (2020)


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September 2020 – Linde plc has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Solactive Europe Corporate Social Responsibility Index PR (formerly Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe). The index assesses aspects comprising human rights, human capital, environmental social impact, market ethics and corporate governance.

MSCI Upgrades Linde's ESG Rating to A


June 2020 - Linde has been upgraded to A in MSCI's ESG Ratings assessment, on a scale of CCC to AAA. The improvement from BBB was mainly attributed to the company's comprehensive decarbonization strategy, including its initiatives to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 35% and double the annual purchase of renewable power by 2028.

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100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2020


June 2020 - Linde was named a top 25 company on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2020 list, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance amongst the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 141 transparency and performance factors in eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society and ESG performance.

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