Atlas Copco Ranked among World`s Top Sustainable Companies

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:59am EST

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STOCKHOLM--(Business Wire)--
Today Atlas Copco(STO:ATCOA)(STO:ATCOB) today was again recognized 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 less resources. Atlas Copco is ranked
18th on the list. 

Sustainability lies at the heart of Atlas Copco`s innovative products and
employee mindset. "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," said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO at Atlas Copco. "The very
latest examples of this are the new compressor factories in India and China,
which are built according to LEED." 

The manufacturing facility in Pune, India, will be inaugurated on Feb. 21, the
same day that Atlas Copco celebrates 140 years as an industrial leader. 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% between 2010 and 2020 by
continuously making products more efficient. 

· Striving for zero work-related accidents. 

· Developing effective HIV/AIDS and wellness programs 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 4 000 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 http://global100.org. 

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors,
expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power
tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco
delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in
1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than
170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81
(BEUR 9). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com. 

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