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Stockholm, Sweden, 2013/10/01 - Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, was included in the new United Nations Global Compact 100 stock index - AtlasCopco.com.
The index includes companies that demonstrate a sustainable business and strong financial performance.
The companies on the list were selected based on their adherence to the UN Global Compact’s principles on the environment and social issues, as well as their profitibality. The “GC 100” index showed a total investment return of 26.4 percent during the past 12 months, outperforming the general global stock market, according to the UN Global Compact Office.
“Atlas Copco is working committedly to increase customers’ productivity in a sustainable and profitable way,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility. “We are happy to be recognized by the UN Global Compact 100 index as this is exactly what we are all about.”
Earlier this month, Atlas Copco was included for the third year in a row in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which lists the world’s leading sustainability-driven companies.
Previously this year, Atlas Copco was acknowledged as one of the world’s most sustainable companies in the Global 100 list presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, as well as ranked one of the most ethical companies by Ethisphere Institute. Atlas Copco was also named a “Leader” by the FTSE4Good index on environmental, social and governance practices, and was included in business magazine Forbes’s list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies.
Atlas Copco (atlascopco.com) is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).