Linde has been awarded a Silver Class distinction in the Sustainability Yearbook 2020, scoring among the highest in the global chemicals sector.

The recognition honours the industrial gas giant’s commitment to sustainability.

It is the second consecutive acknowledgement by The Sustainability Yearbook, published by S&P Global in collaboration with RobecoSAM, since the merger between Linde AG and Praxair, Inc. in 2018.

The results in the yearbook are based on the 2019 Corporate Sustainability Assessment which evaluated more than 4,700 companies across over 60 industries, awarding recognition to 458 organisations.

Companies with a Silver Class distinction must achieve a score which is within 5% of the score for the best performing company in their industry.

“We are proud to receive this award from such a prestigious organisation,” said Anne Roby, Executive Vice-President of Linde.

“This recognition underscores Linde’s strong track record and our firm commitment to sustainability.”

“As a leading industrial gases and engineering company, we have the technology, the resources and the people to contribute to all aspects of managing climate change and reducing emissions.”

“Our technologies and services are making our customers more successful while helping to sustain and protect our planet.”

Linde recently announced its climate targets, which include lowering greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 35% by 2028.