Atlas Copco has been recognised as one of the most sustainable companies by the annual Global 100 list. The list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, ranks companies that show they are increasing productivity while using fewer resources. Atlas Copco is ranked 18th on the list.
Sustainability lies at the heart of Atlas Copco’s innovative products and employee mindset. Ronnie Leten, President and CEO at Atlas Copco, says: “Being socially and environmentally responsible is not only the right thing to do but is how we develop and grow our business in a profitable way. The very latest examples of this are the new compressor factories in India and China.”
The manufacturing facility in Pune, India, will be inaugurated on 21 February. The factory in Wuxi, China will be inaugurated in March. Both are top modern facilities built according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standard.
Other sustainability initiatives include:
- Boosting customer energy efficiency by at least 20 per cent between 2010 and 2020 by continuously making products more efficient
- Striving for zero work-related accidents
- Developing effective HIV/AIDS and wellness programmes in countries where diseases have an impact on employees and the local community
- Reducing Atlas Copco’s water consumption, and promoting clean drinking water in countries in need
- Increasing diversity in both nationality and gender
- Working actively to eliminate corruption
The Global 100 list is presented annually at the World Economic Forum. It is based on a selection of 4000 developed and emerging market companies, which are measured against key performance indicators such as revenues in relation to consumption of energy and water. It’s the seventh time that Atlas Copco is included on the list. To read more, see global100.org. To find out more about Atlas Copco, go to www.atlascopco.co.uk.