Targets and Key Figures

Selected Sustainability-related Key Figures

All key figures and data can be found in the relevant chapters.

Environment 2022 2021 2020
ISO 14001 certification rate1 85% 81% 75%
Energy consumption 1,079,340 GJ 1,143,040 GJ 882,211 GJ
Greenhouse gas emissions
(Scope 1 and 2)2
63,286 t CO2e 67,003 t CO2e 60,404 t CO2e
Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3.3)2 15,626 t CO2e 16,173 t CO2e 13,580 t CO2e
Water withdrawal 140,942 m3 153,409 m3 105,818 m3
Waste produced 25,245 t 28,687 t 15,296 t
Key Figures at Linde MH EMEA
Employees 2022 2021 2020
Percentage of female employees 17% 17% 16%
ISO 45001 certification rate1 82% 74% 59%
LTI (Lost Time Injuries)3 208 255 190
Accident frequency rate4 9.5 11.9 10.9

[1] Or equivalent standards, based on all sites.
[2] Greenhouse gas emissions in kilograms CO2 equivalent, Scope 1 and 2 market-based, Scope 3.3 location-based.
[3] Occupational accident with at least one day of absence.
[4] Occupational accidents involving active employees with lost time of at least one working day, per million hours worked.

Key Targets

Linde Material Handling’s sustainability targets are aligned with the key targets of the KION Group’s sustainability strategy, which covers not just the individual measures taken by the organizational units but the efforts of the entire Group.

Group-wide Targets
Dimension Field of action Objectives Target year
People Occupational health and safety Reduction of the accident frequency rate by 5% per year (based on the annual upper limit; in the long term: no occupational accidents) Annual
100% ISO 450011 certification rate
(all sites)
Talent Increase in employee satisfaction to an engagement score of at least 75 and a participation rate of at least 68%, as measured by an annual, global employee survey 2023
No cases of non-compliance with the KION Group Minimum Employment Standards Ongoing
Products Product and solution sustainability Development toward an electric-focused portfolio, including battery and fuel cell-powered products, by increasing the share of electrically powered trucks sold annually to 90% 2027
Increase in average charging efficiency of electrically powered trucks 2027
Product and solution safety Increase in the average number of selected safety features per industrial truck to 4 and an active safety feature equipment rate of 10% 2027
Processes Climate and energy

Absolute reduction of GHG emissions

(Scope 1, 2, 3) in tons of CO2e compared to 20212

  • Near-term
Scope 1 and 2 by 4.2% per year
Scope 3 by 2.5% per year
  • Long-term
Net Zero Scope 1, 2 and 3 by 100%
By 2050
CO2 neutrality of products and solutions during the use phase (in tons of CO2e Scope 3 GHG emissions caused by the use of products and solutions delivered annually) By 2050
30% absolute reduction of total energy-related GHG emissions from own operations in tons of CO2e (Scope 1, 2, 3.3) compared to 2017 2027
100% ISO 140011 certification rate 2024
Circularity In progress
Supply chain EcoVadis score or Equivalent rating3 (corporate social responsibility performance) available for:
25% of top spend on strategic suppliers 2022
100% of strategic and high-risk suppliers4 2023
100% of direct suppliers 2025
Definition and communication of a minimum EcoVadis score3 (or equivalent rating) for all suppliers 2023
Minimum EcoVadis score mandatory for all suppliers 2027
Sustainable governance EcoVadis “Gold” rating for all Operating Units and the KION Group 2027
S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), KION Group score ≥ 70 points 2027

[1] Or equivalent standards.
[2] Subject to resolution by the boards of KION GROUP AG planned for 2023.
[3] Group or site rating.
[4] High-risk suppliers in relation to industry and country risks in the area of sustainability.