Atlas Copco company in China receives environmental certification

February 10, 2006

Stockholm, Sweden, February 10, 2006: Atlas Copco’s manufacturing unit in Xuanhua-Zhangjiakou, China, has been granted ISO 14001 certification for its operations according to its documented environmental policy. With the recent certification, 98.7% of the Atlas Copco Group's production sites in China are ISO 14001 certified, and 85% worldwide, both calculated in relation to Cost of Goods Sold.

Atlas Copco (Zhangjiakou) Construction and Mining Equipment Ltd has implemented an integrated quality and environmental management system. It is the first manufacturing company in the Zhangjiakou district to receive ISO 14001 certification.  Atlas Copco (Zhangjiakou) Construction and Mining Equipment Ltd is a product company within Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area, employing 193 people.  Atlas Copco has just been named one of the 2006 “Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”, in a listing released at the Davos World Economic Forum by Corporate Knights and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. The Global 100 is a listing of the 100 large blue chip companies around the world that have demonstrated the strongest environmental, social and governance performance among their peers. For further information please contact:  Joanna Canton, Media Relations Manager, Corporate Communications  +44 (0)1442 222 312 +44 (0)7971 650 115  Atlas Copco is an international industrial Group with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2005, the Group had revenues of approximately BSEK 53, with 98% of revenues outside Sweden. The Group has more than 27 000 employees. The Group produces and markets compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools, and assembly systems and offers related service and equipment rental. The Atlas Copco Group includes famous brands such as Atlas Copco, RSC Equipment Rental, and CP. More information can be found on