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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.

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


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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.

Published by S&P Global, The Sustainability Yearbook is one of the largest and most comprehensive global databases on corporate sustainability. The results in the yearbook are based on S&P Global's 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which evaluated more than 7,000 companies across over 60 industries, awarding recognition to 631 organizations.

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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.

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.

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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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