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Policies and Position Statements

Commitment Statements

Human Rights Policy

Linde is a leading industrial gases and engineering company with approximately 75,000 employees globally, serving a diverse group of industries across more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders. The company achieves its mission of making our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world. Read the full policy.

Water Position Statement

Water scarcity and lack of access to clean water are global challenges affecting individuals, community, and industry, and the availability of water is projected to be further impaired by the effects of climate change.    Linde utilizes water in its operations, primarily for cooling processes and in hydrogen production. Linde makes efforts to conserve water and impacts on water are minimized: More than 75 percent of global freshwater withdrawal is returned to its original source, at same or better quality. Read the full statement.

Responsible Animal Testing Policy

Linde is committed to animal welfare. Animal testing is rarely needed for the manufacture of Linde products or services and our goal is to eliminate animal testing. It may be used only where required by government regulation or as a last resort, when all other options, including searches for computer models, scientific studies, published literature, etc. have been exhausted. Any required animal testing will be reviewed and approved by the Chief Technology Officer. Read the full policy.

GHG Emissions Recalculation Policy

Linde has used 2018 as the base year for our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission calculations related to SD2028 targets and 2021 as the base year for our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission calculations related to the 2035 target and 2050 climate neutrality ambition. GHG emissions for scope 1 and 2 are per the audited values, as published in its 2021 SD Report, and this inventory is annually presented in each SD Report.  Read the full policy.

Linde’s Position Statement on the Importance of Ecosystems

Linde’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policy calls for the company to exhibit behaviors and values that reflect the highest value it places on avoiding harm to people, the environment and the communities in which Linde operate. This commitment includes a commitment to the natural environment. Read the full statement.