Atlas Copco ranked top machinery company for sustainability by Global 100

January 21, 2016

Stockholm, Sweden, January 21, 2016: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, today was again recognized as the world’s most sustainable machinery company by the prestigious annual Global 100 list. 

GA15 VSD+ compressor

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 34th overall, and is the only company in the machinery industry included on the list. It is the 10th time that Atlas Copco appears on the list.

Providing customers with the most innovative, energy efficient, safe and ergonomic products is a key part of our business model,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility. “Integrating sustainability in our operations generates great value for both industry and society.” 

Atlas Copco’s innovative, energy-saving products include its variable-speed compressors, a technology that the Group pioneered in 1994 that enables compressors to run only at the speed necessary, cutting energy consumption.  In 2013, Atlas Copco launched the patented VSD+ technology, which slashes energy use by more than half compared with traditional compressors. This groundbreaking compressor has received an overwhelmingly positive customer response.  

Atlas Copco is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for 2015/2016, and is ranked number 11 globally in the Newsweek Green Rankings, one of the world’s foremost rankings on corporate sustainability.

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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 services 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 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.