Linde plc: Linde Receives 2019 Silver Class Sustainability Distinction from RobecoSAM

Guildford, UK, 9 April 2019 - Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) has been awarded a Silver Class distinction in SAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2019. The company was one of six in the chemical sector recognized with a distinction and the only Silver Class medalist.

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The Sustainability Yearbook is launched by SAM, the unit of RobecoSAM which specializes in providing ESG data, ratings, and benchmarking, and is the world's most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability. Results are based on the 2018 Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which assessed more than 2,500 companies across 60 industries, awarding recognition to 458 organizations from 36 countries.

This distinction is Linde's first recognition since the close of the merger between Linde AG and Praxair, Inc. Both legacy companies have received recognition for their sustainability performance through recurring inclusion on the World Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

"We are proud to receive this award from such a prestigious organization," noted Anne Roby, Executive Vice President of Linde. "Both legacy companies have a history of strong ESG performance, and this recognition reinforces our commitment to advancing the sustainability of our operations and our offerings as we form one Linde, creating even more long-term value for our stakeholders."

About Linde plc

Linde plc is a leading industrial gas and engineering company with market capitalization of approximately USD 90 billion (EUR 78 billion) and 2017 pro forma sales of USD 27 billion (EUR 24 billion). The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde plc delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders. The company is making our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world.  

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