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Linde Material Handling driving green initiatives

All future electric forklift trucks will be compatible with both lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. Image: Linde Material Handling Australia.

Linde Material Handling Australia explains in this column for MHD the various green initiatives it is implementing to make its operations more sustainable and to ensure a cleaner future.

At Linde Material Handling Australia, sustainability is more than just a green logo or a comprehensive sustainability report. It’s a commitment evident through actions and achievements.

Since the very beginning, our products have been designed with sustainability top of mind. For over a decade, our comprehensive sustainability strategy has been instrumental in developing low-emission LPG and diesel forklifts and high-performance electric models with reduced energy consumption, including those with alternative drives.

Since 2012, Linde Material Handling’s sustainability efforts have been assessed and certified by the independent service provider EcoVadis.

In 2023, Linde Material Handling achieved above-average scores, resulting in a Platinum rating and placing us in the top one per cent of 125,000 companies evaluated. This marks a significant improvement over our previous Gold ratings obtained consistently since 2020.

EcoVadis evaluates companies based on 21 criteria across four areas: environment, labour practices, ethics, and supply chain, aligning with standards from the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations’ Global Compact, and the sustainability guideline ISO 26000. These certifications reflect our ongoing commitment to offering sustainable products.

The goal at Linde Material Handling is to design environmentally friendly and energy-efficient products and solutions, offering operationally productive, cost-effective, and resource-efficient options to our customers. This includes using materials that are environmentally friendly and easy to reuse, repair, and refurbish.

Our products not only help customers reduce energy use and emissions, but also enhance occupational safety standards. Furthermore, it is important that our trucks offer maximum driving performance with minimum fuel consumption.

All future electric forklift trucks will be compatible with both lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. Building on this foundation, Linde’s X model range stands as our latest advancement, showcasing our leading technology in electric forklift design.

Linde Material Handling is the sole manufacturer of this range, which comprises of electric counterbalanced forklift trucks offering a powerful, durable and practically emission-free alternative to traditional internal combustion engine trucks.

These electric models significantly reduce CO2 emissions. These product innovations are integral to the KION Group’s broader strategy, which aims to lead the industry in sustainable development and reducing our global environmental impact.

As part of the KION Group, we are committed to leading sustainable development in the material handling industry and have adopted the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to help reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions transparently and effectively.

Choosing Linde means selecting a partner committed to delivering both sustainability and exceptional performance.

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