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Stockholm, Sweden, 2014/01/22 - Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, today was recognized by the annual Global 100 list as one of the world’s most sustainable companies - Global100.org / AtlasCopco.com.
The list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, ranks companies that prove they are increasing productivity while using less resources. Atlas Copco is ranked 46, and it was the eighth time the company appeared on the list.
Creating business value through sustainability is at the core of Atlas Copco’s products and service. The Group’s sustainability goals include boosting customer energy-efficiency by at least 20% between 2010 and 2020, decreasing CO2emissions, working actively to eliminate corruption, and promoting access to clean drinking water in countries in need. New top-modern factories inaugurated last year in China and India that were built according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standard are other examples of Atlas Copco’s commitment to sustainable, profitable growth.
“We believe in creating long-lasting value for our customers and shareholders by integrating social and environmental responsibility into our operations,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco Vice President Corporate Responsibility.
The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (global100.org) index, known as the Global 100 list, is presented annually at the World Economic Forum. The ranking evaluated 3 641 publicly listed companies globally that are measured against sustainability indicators such as safety performance and revenues in relation to consumption of energy and water.
Contact: Mala Chakraborti, Vice President Corporate Responsibility +46 (0)8 743 8110
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).