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Atlas Copco ranked among top sustainable companies

2014-01-28

Atlas Copco Ranked Among World’s Most Sustainable Companies

Atlas Copco, an industrial group with world-leading positions in sustainable productivity solutions, ranks 46th among the 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index – a list presented on Jan. 22 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This is the eighth time that Atlas Copco has appeared in the Global 100 rankings.
 
“Atlas Copco has always incorporated sustainability initiatives into global business and manufacturing practices because it creates value for our customers and shareholders and makes good business sense,” said Jim Levitt, president, Atlas Copco North America LLC. “Being included in the Global 100 list for the eighth time shows that our social and environmental efforts really do make a difference.” Creating business value through sustainability is at the core of Atlas Copco’s products and service.
 
Atlas Copco sustainability initiatives, both globally and in the U.S., include:
 
- Boosting customer energy-efficiency by at least 20 percent between 2010 and 2020
- Decreasing CO2 emissions
- Working actively to eliminate corruption       
- Promoting access to clean drinking water in countries in need           
 
Also, in 2012, the Atlas Copco Group invested approximately $330 million into research and development to ensure that products remain at the leading edge of energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.
 
The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index evaluated 3,641 publicly listed global companies, which are measured against key sustainability indicators such as safety, performance and revenues in relation to consumption of energy and water. For more information, visit http://global100.org.    
 
 
 
Atlas Copco 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). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com. 
  
 
Atlas Copco North America operates 111 locations and employs more than 4,600 people in the United States. The company had revenues of $2.8B in 2012, approximately one-fifth of the company’s global revenue. Learn more at www.atlascopco.us.