The Linde Group has become a member of the Bavarian Environmental Pact.

The pact is an initiative based on the fundamental conviction that environmental protection is the joint responsibility of politicians, industry, society and the state.

Member companies of the pact commit themselves to achieving environmentally sustainable economic growth by saving resources and using ecofriendly technologies.

$quot;Sustainability is a key issue for us. It is therefore only logical that we should support this environmental initiative established by the Bavarian State Government and Bavarian industry,$quot; explained Professor Dr Wolfgang Reitzle, Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG.

$quot;Not only is Linde an exemplary company in terms of environmental protection. In addition, we are committed to pioneering technologies that significantly advance environmental protection in a huge variety of industry sectors.$quot;

Linde's activities in the field of environmental protection include the production of environmentally friendly energy carriers and fuels such as hydrogen and innovative technologies for solar cell manufacture - products and processes which are becoming increasingly important in the context of global warming.