Atlas Copco always complies fully with all trade laws, regulations and sanctions.
Western Sahara is a disputed territory in North Africa, claimed by both the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front, who administer the Liberated Territories as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The United Nations recognizes neither Moroccan nor SADR sovereignty over Western Sahara. In the Moroccan administered territory, fishing and phosphate mining are the principal sources of revenue for the region.
Atlas Copco has no operational sites or employees in Western Sahara. The Group has 75 employees based in a customer center in Casablanca, Morocco. Atlas Copco’s sells products to a Moroccan customer who also has one mine located in Western Sahara. In 2008, Atlas Copco sold three drill rigs to this site through the customer in Morocco. No new sales of equipment operating in the Western Sahara have been made since then.
Atlas Copco has enhanced efforts to ensure that no indirect or direct sales go to projects that may violate international law and are in line with Atlas Copco’s own Business Code of Conduct.