Consulting our stakeholders

We use a stakeholder-driven approach to identify our most important sustainability impacts and incorporate this input into our strategy.

We engage directly and indirectly with stakeholders to identify and prioritize the topics and issues they see as most important and having the most impact socially, environmentally and economically. We consult Atlas Copco employees, customers, investors, unions, civil society and environmental institute representatives to identify their expectations.

To guide the mapping, we consider a number of external standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We analyze legislative trends, investor and NGO expectations, business intelligence, and risk mapping, and benchmark with leading industry peers.

This stakeholder input lays the foundation for the goals we set to achieve sustainable, profitable growth. The final mapping and goals are approved by the Executive Management team, and guide the strategy of the Group.

To learn more about this process and our performance, read our Annual Report. Our annual report integrates reporting on our financial, environmental and social performance.