Atlas Copco Group has been named a “leader” in the FTSE4Good Index. The company received a score of 96 out of 100 in the global index provider’s evaluation of companies on corporate responsibility issues such as anti-corruption, environmental stewardship, and the promotion of labor and human rights. Atlas Copco is one of five companies globally to be named a “leader” within the Index’s Industrial Goods & Services segment.
The FTSE4Good Index is used by consultants, asset owners, fund managers, investment banks, stock exchanges, and brokers as a tool for assessing responsible investments. The Index objectively measures world-leading companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards in environmental, social, and governance practices.
Corporate responsibility is a key element in Atlas Copco’s business strategy. It starts with adherence to a comprehensive Business Code of Practice which guides stakeholders through a three-tiered approach to sustainability. This approach emphasizes employee volunteerism through community engagement and partnerships with charitable organizations, while focusing on the integration of sustainable business practices into operations and the design of innovative, energy-efficient products that set new standards in the industry.
“Sustainable productivity lies at the heart of Atlas Copco and we are proud to be recognized as a leader in the FTSE4Good Index,” said Jim Levitt, president, Atlas Copco North America. “Our goal is to create value for all of our stakeholders and we work hard to make a positive impact on society and the environment through our products, business practices, and charitable projects.”
Earlier this year, Atlas Copco was recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable companies in the Global 100 list presented at the World Economic Forum and ranked one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere Institute. Atlas Copco was also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and has been recognized by Forbes, Thomson-Reuters, and Newsweek for its commitment to innovation and sustainability.
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. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39,800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (approximately BUSD 14).
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