The Code of Ethics is equally valid for every employee of Linde and its subsidiaries across the globe. This includes all companies in which the Linde has at least a 50 percent interest. In joint ventures where Linde’s stake is below 50 percent, we will seek to influence and encourage our partners to adopt the standards defined in our Code of Ethics.
We have therefore supplemented the Linde Code of Ethics with our ethical/legal procurement guidelines.
Linde has established these guidelines not as a substitute for any legislation, but to provide additional, concrete bearings for our conduct towards our business partners and, in turn, to formulate our expectations of them in relation to procurement.
Environmental protection, product safety and social concerns are important considerations for both our own and our partners’ sides of the procurement process.