Awards and 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.
Jones Sustainability World Index (2020)
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.
FTSE4Good Index Series Constituent (2020)
July 2020 - FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Linde plc has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
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.
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.
RobecoSAM Annual Corporate Sustainability Yearbook (2020)
April 2020 - Linde has been awarded a Silver Class distinction in The Sustainability Yearbook 2020, published by S&P Global in collaboration with RobecoSAM. Linde scored among the highest in the global chemicals sector. The Sustainability Yearbook is the world's most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability.
The results in the yearbook are based on the 2019 Corporate Sustainability Assessment which evaluated more than 4,700 companies across over 60 industries, awarding recognition to 458 organizations. Companies with a Silver Class distinction must achieve a score which is within 5% of the score for the best performing company in their industry. This is Linde's second consecutive acknowledgement by The Sustainability Yearbook since the merger between Linde AG and Praxair, Inc. in 2018.
Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe (2019)
October 2019 – Linde has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe. The ESI indices universe is composed of companies included in the Russell Global Index that display the best performance in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.