Atlas Copco recognized for work against HIV/AIDS
Atlas Copco South Africa’s work to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS among employees is this year being recognized with the Swedish Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme (SWHAP) Achievement Award.
“We are very proud of this acknowledgement that our efforts have made a difference in helping people live a better life,” says Jo Cronstedt, Vice President Public Affairs at Atlas Copco AB. “We want our programs to contribute by raising awareness of HIV among employees, their families and communities, reducing the stigma of infection and re-installing hope.”
The SWHAP is a joint initiative by the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) and the Swedish Industrial and Metalworkers’ Union (IF Metall), aiming to contribute to the establishment and/or support of HIV and AIDS programmes at Swedish related workplaces in Sub-Saharan Africa. The SWHAP presently operates in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is co-financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida.
The nominees for this year’s award also included Atlas Copco Zambia. The award is being presented to Atlas Copco at a ceremony on December 1 in Stockholm.
For further information please contact:
- Jo Cronstedt, Vice President Public Affairs, Atlas Copco AB