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What might seem like a generic guiding theme for a sustainability report actually fits very well with the importance of sustainability at Messer: ever since our industrial gases company was founded 125 years ago, the conservation of resources, the protection of our environment and the search for more efficient processes have played central roles for us. 

Messer's declared goal is to keep its own carbon footprint as small as possible. At the same time, we support our clientele in reducing the emissions of their applications. We achieve this through the impact of our gas applications and through efficient gas supply. We consistently exploit environmentally friendly potential, such as that offered by hydrogen as an alternative to fossil raw materials or the recovery of carbon dioxide.

In 2022, we continued our efforts to achieve greater sustainability. We have succeeded in this in many places. In others, we continue to look for ways to become even better. For Messer, perseverance and the continuous questioning of existing solutions are prerequisites for greater sustainability. This is what we have been working on for 125 years and will continue to do so in the future.

UN Goals

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.

In particular, the Sustainable Development Goals No Poverty, Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Resonsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions are of great importance to Messer.

Both global and local projects and activities, as well as initiatives supported by Messer, contribute to various sustainability goals. The individual projects contribute to long-term improvement and can be viewed on the following pages:

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UN goal 1 - no poverty
1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere

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UN goal 2 - zero hunger
2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
UN goal 3 - good health and well-being
3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Un goal 4 - quality education
4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Un goal 5 - gender equiality
5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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UN goal 6 - clean water and sanitation
6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
UN goal 7 - affordable and clean energy
7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
UN goals 8 - decent work and economic growth
8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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Un goal 9 - industry, innovation and infrastracture
9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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UN goal 10 - reduced inequalities
10 Reduce inequality within and among countries
UN goal 11 - sustainable cities and communities
11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
UN goal 12 - responsible consumption and production
12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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UN goal 13 - climate action
13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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UN goals - 14 - life below water
14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
UN goal 15 - life on land
15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
UN goal 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions
16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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UN goal 17 - partnerships for the goals
17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals The SDGs build on decades of work by countries and the UN, including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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