October 12, 2015
Atlas Copco will play a key role in bringing clean water to a rural area of Malawi through its employee-driven Water for All organization and the Peter Wallenberg Water for All Fund.
Atlas Copco is delighted that the many contributions made to the Peter Wallenberg Water for All Fund will be turned into true life-changing benefits for thousands of people in Malawi,” said Ronnie Leten, Atlas Copco’s President and CEO.
The Malawi project was chosen as Water for All has previously worked in the area with good results. Malawi is also in the region where Peter Wallenberg Sr. was active when he worked for Atlas Copco in Africa. Water for All is Atlas Copco’s main community engagement initiative. Run by employees, the mission of the organization is to provide people in need with long-term access to clean drinking water. Through voluntary donations, boosted by the Atlas Copco Group, this non-profit organization has so far provided clean drinking water to more than 1.5 million people. Water for All has representation in more than 40 countries and supports projects all over the world. It was founded in Sweden by Atlas Copco employees 31 years ago, on August 22, 1984. To learn more about Water for All and the Peter Wallenberg Water for All Fund, please visit http://www.water4all.org/us/.