Atlas Copco’s vision is to be First in Mind–First in Choice for all our stakeholders. This can only be achieved by safeguarding people, profit and planet. The goals we set support our mission: sustainable, profitable growth. We have defined goals in six focus areas: profitability, people, ethics, product and services, environment, and safety and well-being.
For five of these areas – people, ethics, products and service, environment, and safety and well-being – there are new goals for 2019-21 and 2030. The operational entities and divisions are responsible for incorporating the goals into their three-year plans and following up on results and progress towards reaching the Group goals.
The goals are developed with the input of representatives of all business functions and all business areas through a series of workshops and follow-up meetings with business area management teams before being approved by Executive Management. Progress as well as best practices and success stories are reported on a continuous basis internally.
See the Annual Report for more information about our Group goals and results for the previous year.
Focus areas for sustainable growth
Our growth is sustainable and profitable
Revenue growth measured over a business cycle. Target: 8% per annum. Growth should primarily be organic, supported by selective acquisitions.
Sustained high return on capital employed by constantly striving for operational excellence and generating growth.
Earnings as dividends to shareholders. Target: about 50%.
Our culture of collaboration and inclusion drives our success
The degree to which Atlas Copco employees agree there is opportunity to learn and grow should be above the global benchmark and continuously increase.
The degree to which Atlas Copco employees agree we have a work culture of respect, fairness and openness should be above the global benchmark and continuously increase.
Atlas Copco should have 30% female employees at year end 2030.
We are known for ethical behavior, openness and respect
All employees sign the Business Code of Practice.
All employees are trained in the Business Code of Practice.
All managers in risk countries lead trainings in the Business Code of Practice.
All significant suppliers sign the Business Code of Practice.
All significant distributors sign the Business Code of Practice.
Products & Service
Our products create lasting value and make a positive impact
All projects for new or redesigned products have clear and specific targets for reduced environmental impact by 2021.
Projects for new and redesigned products achieve significantly reduced environmental impact. Target to be defined.
Safety & Well-being
The way we work contributes to our safety and well-being
The degree to which Atlas Copco employees agree that the company takes a genuine interest in their well-being should continuously increase.
Atlas Copco should have a balanced safety pyramid, meaning that more near misses than minor injuries, and more minor injuries than recordable injuries are reported.
Our processes minimize our impact on the environment
CO2 emissions from energy in operations and transport of goods in relation to cost of sales should be reduced with 50% by 2030.
Continuous reduction of waste in relation to cost of sales.
Continuous reduction of water consumption in relation to cost of sales.
Continuous increase of significant direct suppliers with an approved environment management system.