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Atlas Copco Among World’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations


Atlas Copco Among World’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

Atlas Copco was named to the list of Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for the fourth consecutive year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 28, 2009.

“In 2008 Atlas Copco took further steps in the corporate responsibility area, including the launch of new energy efficient products and solutions, while increasing the number of employees who are working in a unit with an environmental management system,” said Annika Berglund, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Atlas Copco. “We are pleased to see that our consistent and hard work is recognized in external evaluations, and that our people take pride in our continuing efforts to increase our sustainability.”

The Global 100 includes companies from 15 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy. The companies were evaluated according to how effectively they manage environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities, relative to their industry peers. This year the Global 100 traced the roots of all listed companies to determine their years of origin. In total, 46 of the 100 companies have been in business for at least 100 years. Atlas Copco was established on February 21, 1873, and turns 136 this year.

“As a member of the global community, we are honored to be listed as one of the most 100 sustainable corporations in the world,” said Paul Hense, President of Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, with North American headquarters in Rock Hill, S.C. “Our dedication to sustainable business practices extends across our ability to provide customers with reliable compressed air solutions that save energy and increase production efficiency.”

The Global 100Most Sustainable Corporations in the World is a project initiated by Corporate Knights Inc. (, with Innovest Strategic Value Advisors Inc. ( Launched in 2005, the annual Global 100 is announced each year at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Learn more about the Global 100 at

Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with 136 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 160 markets. In 2008, Atlas Copco had
34 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 74 (BEUR 7.7). Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, portable air compressors, gas and process compressors, turbo expanders, electric power generators, air treatment equipment and air management systems. It also offers specialty rental services. It innovates for superior productivity in applications such as manufacturing, construction, and the process industry worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Antwerp, Belgium. More information is available on