Linde has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the 18th consecutive year.

Also included on the DJSI North America, the DJSI World is a trusted benchmark for investors incorporating ESG factors into their decision-making. It identifies the top 10% of companies in each sector among the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

Companies are selected based on a detailed analysis of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. Linde received a perfect score in the sector for several criteria including risk governance, codes of conduct, climate change strategy, water-related risks, employee development programs and philanthropic activities.

In a statement, Linde said it is the only company in the chemical sector to be admitted in the DJSI World for 18 consecutive years.

“Sustainability principles underpin the success of our company and are integral to everything we do on behalf of our stakeholders,” said Steve Angel, CEO of Linde.