Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2019: Global

With Messer’s acquisition of the lion’s share of Linde’s gases business in North America along with individual Linde and Praxair operations in South America, 2019 marked a milestone in our development as a new global player. As a result, we are now represented in the relevant markets of Europe, Asia and the Americas. The term “global” also applies to our operating philosophy in the sense of “comprehensive and far-reaching.” We focus on sustainable business practices, safety and health, team spirit, the environmental and climate protection, and corporate and social responsibility.

We act globally, with prudence and with an open-minded view of the world.


In 2015, under the aegis of the United Nations, the international community adopted Agenda 2030. It lays out 17 global goals together with the call to implement measures to achieve those goals. In essence, they seek to permanently preserve the natural basis of human existence and to enable people everywhere to live in dignity. Messer aligns its business activities with the 17 UN Sustainability Goals, which also form, in turn, the substantive framework of this Sustainability Report.