For the fifth consecutive year, Linde has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, recognising the company’s leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

Announced today, the recognition follows the industrial gas giant being upgraded to A in MSCI’s ESG Ratings assessment, on a scale of CCC to AAA.

Read more: MSCI upgrades Linde’s ESG Rating to A

Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is a tool for investors seeking to invest in companies that demonstrate strong sustainability practises.

FTSE4Good indexes are used by a variety of market participants when creating or assessing sustainable investment products. The FTSE4Good Index Series is based on an independent analysis of data from over 7,000 securities.

“A strong commitment to ESG in integral to Linde’s long-term success,” said Riva Krut, Vice-President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Linde.

“Linde has the technology, resources and people to contribute to all aspects of managing climate change and reducing emissions. We are honoured that Linde has once again been recognised for its ESG leadership through inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series.”