Contributing to the UN Global Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
How we contribute to the Global Goals
Atlas Copco endorses all the Sustainable Development Goals and directly contributes to eight of the 17 goals in particular.
Increasing diversity and ensuring inclusion
Atlas Copco promotes inclusion and diversity and strives to improve gender balance at all levels in the Group. The President and CEO have established their own related task forces.
Working to reduce water consumption
Atlas Copco entities carry out local activities targeting water consumption. Since 1984 Atlas Copco has supported the employee-driven initiative “Water for All”. Since its start more than 2 million people have gained access to clean water and improved sanitation.
Reducing CO2 emissions from our operations and transport
Atlas Copco undertakes a range of activities to reduce CO2 emissions from energy in operations and transport of goods, such as installing solar panels, buying renewable electricity and avoiding air freight.
Focusing on ethics, safety and well-being – for employees and business partners
Atlas Copco requires all business partners to comply with the Code of Conduct. Child labor or forced labor is not tolerated and compliance is assessed and audited. Atlas Copco ensures the right to collective bargaining and expects the same of our business partners.
Continuously increasing the energy efficiency of products and service.
Energy efficiency in our products and service is a key selling point for Atlas Copco. The main environmental impact is in our customers’ use of our products. All projects for new and redesigned products must assess the environmental impact of the product. Products are developed with a life-cycle perspective.
Making production as efficient as possible and reducing waste
Atlas Copco seeks to decrease the total waste produced. Chemical handling follows strict protocols. Components that contain conflict minerals are not accepted and Atlas Copco monitors and screens its supply chain.
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions
We have set science-based targets to be a part of the solution to global warming and climate change. Our largest impact is in the use of our products, and we provide solutions designed to reduce our customers’ energy consumption and carbon emissions. We also work to lower our own energy consumption, switch to renewable energy and give preference to transport that minimizes climate impact.
Zero tolerance for corruption
Atlas Copco requires all employees to sign their compliance with our Code of Conduct and to take annual trainings in how to handle ethical dilemmas. Business partners are expected to confirm their compliance with criteria based on our Code of Conduct.