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In financial year 2020, we showed how flexibly and successfully we can react to changes – specifically due to the Covid-19 pandemic. What surprised us in 2020 became the new normal in 2021. We had to prove that Messer remains a reliable partner for the long term.

And that is precisely what we did, in a number of ways: In 2021, Messer once again managed to ensure the reliable supply of our gases – and not only the urgently needed medical gases. Sustainable investments, including in new air separation units, secured our independence and thus reaffirmed the trust that our partner firms and banks place in us. In our interactions with our customers, we showed that physical distance need not be an obstacle to close and successful collaboration. We seized the opportunities that digitalization offers us to further optimize our work and logistics processes. And the world could also rely on Messer to help confront one of the greatest challenges of our time, climate change: we worked ceaselessly not only to minimize our own CO2 footprint but also to reduce the emissions generated by our customers’ production facilities.

And everyone who works with us can also rely on this: as the international Group that we have become, Messer will continue to live the values of a family-run business.

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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