Employees across the world

Factors which are crucial to Linde’s long-term success are the commitment, motivation and qualifications of its employees. Linde’s personnel strategy therefore focuses on developing and promoting talent and providing attractive working conditions.

At 31 December 2015, The Linde Group employed a total of 64,538 staff, a decrease of 1,053 compared with the previous year-end. During the reporting year, Linde refined its structures and processes. The aim is to make the Group even more responsive to customers’ wishes and to increase its competitiveness and intensify its focus on growth areas. 11.2 percent of employees left the Group in 2015 at their own request. Depending on the region, this turnover rate ranged from 2.1 percent in the Regional Business Unit (RBU) Southern Europe to 22.7 percent in North America. The overall staff turnover rate, which includes employees retiring and being dismissed as well as employees reaching the end of temporary contracts, was 18.7 percent.

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Employees by segment at the balance sheet date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31.12.2015

 

31.12.2014

Gases Division

 

52,395

 

53,436

EMEA

 

21,067

 

21,779

Asia/Pacific

 

11,533

 

12,175

Americas

 

19,795

 

19,482

Engineering Division

 

7,038

 

7,330

Other Activities

 

5,105

 

4,825

Group

 

64,538

 

65,591