September 10, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden, September 10, 2015: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, was listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for 2015/2016. The prestigious index highlights companies that are both sustainability driven and attractive for investors.
“Showing leadership in sustainability through our energy-efficient products and strong code of conduct gives our business a competitive edge,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility. “We feel very proud to see this value creation confirmed with our inclusion in the index.”
It is the fifth year in a row that Atlas Copco is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
The DJSI Europe index includes only the top 20% of the many hundreds of publicly listed companies based in the region that were assessed. The index has identified and measured companies that represent an attractive investment opportunity by demonstrating an ability to manage sustainability issues.The companies were also analyzed on factors such as climate strategy, labor practices, occupational health and safety, and strategy for emerging markets.
The DJSI listing is based on research by RobecoSAM, a specialized and renowned investment group. Sustainability leaders are known to outperform their peers financially in the long term.
Earlier this year Atlas Copco was ranked number 11 globally in the Newsweek Green Rankings, one of the world’s foremost rankings on corporate sustainability. The company was also recognized by the annual Global 100 list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as one of the world’s most sustainable companies.
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