The capital market increasingly assesses how responsibly companies do business with investments that also reflect sustainability criteria (socially responsible investment, SRI). Linde is represented in a number of SRI funds, indices and rankings. Some selected ratings and rankings are presented here.
Dow Jones Sustainanility Index
In September 2017, Linde was again listed in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World).
FTSE4Good Index Series
Linde is a component of the FTSE4Good Index Series, an equity index series honoring companies meeting globally recognised corporate responsibility standards.
Linde has achieved an A- score in CDP's climate rating and a B score in its water rating.
Oekom research has given Linde AG an overall B- rating (Prime status).
STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices
Linde is represented in the EURO STOXX Sustainability Top 40, representing the largest sustainability leaders in the Eurozone, and the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices – a series of equity indices covering environmental, social and governance aspects.
Linde has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe since 03/03/2018.
Global Challenges Index
Linde is a member of the Global Challenges Index. The index contains 50 stocks of global companies, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, that promote sustainable development through their product and service range.