Atlas Copco is ranked 23rd on the Global 100 list, up from 46th in 2014. This marks the company’s ninth appearance on the list of the world’s most sustainable companies and this time it is number one in the machinery industry.

“We strive to deliver products and services that are energy efficient, safe and ergonomical with minimal impact on the environment,” says Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco vice president, corporate responsibility. “We continue to increase our focus on sustainability to enhance customer productivity and create value for our shareholders.”

Atlas Copco has set serious goals regarding sustainability. They include boosting customer energy-efficiency by at least 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, cutting down on carbon dioxide emissions, eliminating corruption and helping spread clean drinking water access to countries in need.

The Global 100 list is short for the Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. It is presented annually, this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. A whopping 4,609 publically listed companies were evaluated this year on sustainability indicators like safety performance and revenues in relation to consumption of energy and water.

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