Our vision, mission and strategic focus

Atlas Copco’s vision is to become and remain First in Mind – First in Choice of our customers and other stakeholders. Our mission is to achieve sustainable, profitable growth. This means that we do everything we can to create lasting results while safeguarding people, profit and the planet.

To achieve our mission we set ambitious goals that cover six focus areas – profitability, people, ethics, product and services, the environment, and safety and well-being. We regard these areas as necessary to achieve long-term success. Learn more about how we measure our progress in these areas.

Focus area


Financial goals


Our growth is sustainable and profitable
  • Revenue growth measured over a business cycle. Target: 8% per annum. Growth should primarily be organic, supported by selective acquisitions.
  • Sustained high return on capital employed by constantly striving for operational excellence and generating growth.
  • Earnings as dividends to shareholders. Target: about 50%.

Non-financial goals


Our culture of collaboration and inclusion drives our success
  • The degree to which Atlas Copco employees agree there is opportunity to learn and grow should be above the global benchmark and continuously increase.
  • The degree to which Atlas Copco employees agree we have a work culture of respect, fairness and openness should be above the global benchmark and continuously increase.
  • Atlas Copco should have 30% female employees at year end 2030.


We are known for ethical behavior, openness and respect
  • All employees sign the Business Code of Practice.
  • All employees are trained in the Business Code of Practice.
  • All managers in risk countries lead trainings in the Business Code of Practice.
  • All significant suppliers sign the Business Code of Practice.
  • All significant distributors sign the Business Code of Practice.

Products & Service

Our products create lasting value and make a positive impact
  • All projects for new or redesigned products have clear and specific targets for reduced environmental impact by 2021.
  • Projects for new and redesigned products achieve significantly reduced environmental impact. Target to be defined.

Safety & Well-being

The way we work contributes to our safety and well-being
  • The degree to which Atlas Copco employees agree that the company takes a genuine interest in their well-being should continuously increase.
  • Atlas Copco should have a balanced safety pyramid, meaning that more near misses than minor injuries, and more minor injuries than recordable injuries are reported.


Our processes minimize our impact on the environment
  • CO2 emissions from energy in operations and transport of goods in relation to cost of sales should be reduced with 50% by 2030.
  • Continuous reduction of waste in relation to cost of sales.
  • Continuous reduction of water consumption in relation to cost of sales.
  • Continuous increase of significant direct suppliers with an approved environment management system.

Five strategic pillars for growth

People in Atlas Copco


Attract and develop qualified and motivated employees as well as create equal opportunities for a professional career.


Invest in research and development and continuously launch new products and service that increase customers' productivity. Learn more about our innovation.

Innovation at Atlas Copco
People in Atlas Copco


Increase market presence and penetration, and expand the product and service offering in selected market segments.

Operational excellence

Continuously strive for improved operational performance with an efficient and responsible use of resources - human, natural and capital.

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service technician in the field


Increase the service offer, perform service for a larger proportion of the products we sell, and thereby give customers peace of mind.

Our core values – interaction, innovation and commitment, reflect how we behave internally and in our relationships with external stakeholders. Learn more about our culture and values on our career page.

Our principle of decentralized responsibility

Atlas Copco is a decentralized Group consisting of independent divisions, organized into four business areas. The main role of a business area is to develop leading technology within its business scope and to follow up on objectives and strategies. This also includes people, environmental and social performance. The divisions are our highest operational entities with their own profit responsibility. They are in charge of product development, manufacturing, marketing and sales. Each business area also has one or more dedicated service divisions. The divisions generally conduct business through local customer centers and designated product companies.

Learn more about our four business areas below:

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Culture and values

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at Atlas Copco? Why don't you check out the culture talks and find out what company culture really means to our colleagues.

Learn more about our culture