The code of conduct is based, in particular, on the principles of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The core areas of the Code of Conduct for Suppliers:
- Health and safety
- Human rights and social standards
- Environmental protection
- Supplier management
Sustainability in procurement contracts
Companies that wish to become Linde suppliers have to meet certain minimum standards regarding environmental protection, social standards and integrity. The Code of Conduct for Suppliers forms a binding part of new contracts.
Linde reserves the right to verify whether suppliers are complying with the principles set out in the code of conduct.
Self-assessment: Linde may ask suppliers to complete a self-assessment form on compliance with minimum standards.
Audits: Linde may ask suppliers to prove that they adhere to minimum standards, for example during on-site visits that are part of quality audits.
Third-party assessment: Linde reserves the right to have third parties ask suppliers for information on their adherence to minimum standards. We use this method, in particular, for suppliers working in regions or product groups that a risk analysis of Linde's supply chain has identified as posing an increased risk.
Linde employees as well as suppliers, customers and other stakeholders can report suspected breaches of laws and guidelines of The Linde Group using the Linde Integrity Line – anonymously, if desired. You can find more information on our Integrity Line Portal.
Questions on the Supplier Code of Conduct
Suppliers with questions can get in touch with their point of contact at Linde Procurement. To receive further information on the Code of Conduct for Suppliers, please use the following address: supplier-coc@.
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