Atlas Copco ranked top sustainable machinery company
January 22, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden, January 22, 2015: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, today was recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable companies in the annual Global 100 list.
The list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, ranks companies that prove they are increasing productivity while using less resources. Atlas Copco is ranked 23rd overall, up from 46th last year, and is number one in the machinery industry. It was the ninth time Atlas Copco appeared on the list.
“We strive to deliver products and services that are energy efficient, safe and ergonomical with minimal impact on the environment,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco Vice President Corporate Responsibility. “We continue to increase our focus on sustainability to enhance customer productivity and create value for our shareholders.”
Atlas Copco’s sustainability goals include boosting customer energy-efficiency by at least 20% between 2010 and 2020, decreasing CO2 emissions, working actively to eliminate corruption, and promoting access to clean drinking water in countries in need.
The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index, known as the Global 100 list, is presented annually at the World Economic Forum. The ranking evaluated 4609 publicly listed companies globally that are measured against sustainability indicators such as safety performance and revenues in relation to consumption of energy and water. To read more, see http://global100.org.
For further information please contact:
- Mala Chakraborti, Vice President Corporate Responsibility +46 8 743 8000 [email protected]
- Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager +46 8 743 8060 or +46 70 347 2455 [email protected]
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.