In response to the effect of HIV on employee health and productivity, Atlas Copco started HIV testing in South Africa in 2003.
Since then, the company has started and funds programs in the DR Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe in partnership with the Swedish Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme. The local Atlas Copco units provide employees with access to HIV and biometric testing, disease management and support services. Other diseases and the general well-being of employees are also addressed. A wide range of activities for employees, their families and the wider community are conducted locally, including support to business partners in the value chain.