Atlas Copco is listed as a top company in its industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 2014/2015. The index includes the world’s leading sustainability-driven companies.
Atlas Copco was among the best in the machinery and electrical equipment industry. The company scored especially well in environmental policy/management systems, environmental reporting, and risk and crisis management.
“It is gratifying that this well-respected index once again has chosen Atlas Copco for inclusion,” says Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s vice president of corporate responsibility. “It is the result of our continued hard work on sustainable productivity.”
The DJSI World index assesses approximately 2,500 public companies around the world. Only 10 percent of the companies assessed make it to the index.
The index helps identify and measure companies that are attractive to investors because of their ability to manage sustainability issues. The companies were analyzed on climate strategy, labor practices, occupational health, and safety and strategy for emerging markets among other things.
Earlier this year Atlas Copco was ranked number seven globally in the Newsweek Green Rankings, and was also recognized on the annual Global 100 list.
Atlas Copco, based in Stockholm, Sweden, serves segments ranging from compressors and air treatment systems to construction, mining and drilling equipment. The company, founded in 1873, has more than 40,000 employees worldwide, and operates in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco in North America operates in more than 109 locations and employs more than 4,500 people in the United States. For more information, visit www.atlascopco.us.