Atlas Copco awarded for exemplary environmental program

June 24, 2008

Stockholm, Sweden, June 24, 2008: Atlas Copco’s division Drilling Solutions, based in Texas, U.S., has been awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA, for its exemplary environmental programs to reduce pollution.

The award, called National Environmental Performance Track, is given to companies that have strong environmental compliance records and then go beyond regulatory requirements to create superior environmental management programs. Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions have implemented environmental programs that have reduced energy and water consumption, increased recycling and also trained suppliers in ISO 14001 environmental standards.

Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of rotary drilling equipment for use in surface mining, exploration, construction, water well, aggregate, and shallow oil and gas applications worldwide. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Garland, Texas, USA.

For more information regarding the National Environmental Performance Track program, try the following website:

For further information, please contact:
Jo Cronstedt, Vice President Public Affairs and Environment
+46 (0)8 743 9057 or +46 (0)70 820 90 57
Love Liman, Media Relations
+46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)73 231 8060

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