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Atlas Copco raises approximately $31,000 for nonprofit group during annual sales conference


Atlas Copco USAraised nearly $31,000 in individual and company-matched contributions for its employee-ledWater for Allcharity organization. The company raised the funds during a three-day, annual sales conference, and more than doubled the amount of new employee contributors.

Atlas Copco Calendar 2014 - commercial Water for All

Atlas Copco USA employees raised more than $30,000 during a three-day sales conference to support its Water for All organization, which sponsors clean drinking water projects around the globe.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, our company realizes how important it is to give back to the markets we serve,” said Sofie Gielen, Atlas Copco marketing communications director. “This is just one way our company wants to make a difference in the world we live in.”
The charity organization also gained 51 new employee members during the conference. 
Two Atlas Copco employees, Torgny Rogert and Peter Hakansson, founded Water for All in 1984 after seeing how an ongoing drought created harsh living conditions in Peru. In just the past four years, the Atlas Copco USA Water for All initiative has helped more than 10,000 people gain access to clean water and sanitation and has donated more than $500,000 to 15 projects around the world.
“What started as a one-time project to raise money to combat drought-stricken communities in Peru has grown into a worldwide initiative that allows our employees to act on their commitment to global sustainability,” said Jim Levitt, president of Atlas Copco North America. “We are proud to support organizations that raise awareness and take action around the issues of unsafe drinking water and global water scarcity.”
Water for All celebrated its 30-year anniversary in September. During the past 30 years, the global Atlas Copco charity organization has helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water.

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 2013, Atlas Copco had more than 40,000 employees and revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7). Learn more at

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, part of Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC, is responsible for the sales, aftermarket service and rental of portable compressors, generators, tools and attachments used in the construction and demolition industries. Atlas Copco Construction Equipment innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works, oil and gas, energy, drilling and road construction projects. The company is headquartered near Denver, Colorado, and extends its reach through a nationwide network of sales and service stores, specialist distributors and rental equipment providers. More information:800-732-6762,,, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+.