Water for All is the Atlas Copco Group’s main community engagement initiative. Through the dedicated and passionate work of volunteering employees, Water for All funds projects which empower people through access to clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Since 1984 we have reached millions of people all over the world and there are local Water for All organizations in more than 50 countries.
Water for All is very close to the hearts of our employees. It was founded in Sweden in 1984 by Atlas Copco employees Peter Håkansson and Torgny Rogert and has continued to spread across the world ever since. At the center lies the strong belief that clean water is a human right and all voluntary employee donations to this cause are matched by twice as much by the company. The money is used to support projects which give people in need access to clean drinking water and improved facilities for sanitation and hygiene. Women and young girls are particularly affected by the lack of water and sanitation, and all projects supported by Water for All thus aim to positively impact the lives of especially women and girls.
An ambitious project in Malawi, sponsored by the Peter Wallenberg Water for All Foundation, has helped around 40 000 people get access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.
Explore our projects and learn more about the importance of water.
There are currently more than 50 local Water for All teams with dedicated employees who volunteer to support water related projects ranging from small wells to sewer systems for entire villages. Manuela Stagnati in Italy is one of them, learn more about her activities in Water for All.