Atlas Copco again on Dow Jones Sustainability Index
September 13, 2013
Stockholm, Sweden, September 13, 2013: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 2013/2014. The index lists the world’s leading sustainability-driven companies.
The index annually assesses and compares companies on their sustainability work. The index has analyzed the companies on factors such as the extent to which long-term economic, environmental and social aspects have played a role in shaping strategy. Other factors include meeting shareholders’ demands for sound financial returns and transparent financial accounting, and setting the highest standards of corporate governance and stakeholder engagement.
It is the third year in a row that DJSI has selected Atlas Copco for inclusion.
“We are very proud to once again be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility. “It highlights the hard work we do to be highly productive in a sustainable way.”
Earlier this year Atlas Copco was acknowledged as one of the world’s most sustainable companies in the Global 100 list presented at the World Economic Forum, as well as ranked one of the most ethical companies by Ethisphere Institute. Atlas Copco was also named a “Leader” by the FTSE4Good index on environmental, social and governance practices, and was included in business magazine Forbes’s list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies.For further information please contact: Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager +46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)70 347 2455Atlas 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 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.