Atlas Copco has been included in the annual United Nations Global Compact 100 stock index.
The companies on the stock index were selected based on their adherence to principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Atlas Copco has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2008.
“Our continued focus on sustainable productivity is paying dividends for society, our shareholders and of course our customers, and it is gratifying that the UN Global Compact index recognizes this,” says Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s vice president of corporate responsibility.
Earlier in October 2014, Atlas Copco was again included in the FTS4Good stock index, which includes world-leading companies that score well on social, governance and environmental practices. Also this year, the company was included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index, ranked number seven globally in the Newsweek Green Rankings, and recognized by the annual Global 100 list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, as one of the world’s most sustainable companies.
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.