The Atlas Copco Group (Atlas Copco AB) has been included in the United Nations Global Compact 100 Stock Index. The index recognizes companies that demonstrate sustainable business practices and strong financial performance.
“We are excited to be included again in the UN Global Compact 100 for our commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices,” said Jim Levitt, president, Atlas Copco North America LLC. “Not only does it make good business sense to align our operations with sustainable practices, but it also positively impacts the environment, our customers and the industry.”
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning their strategies and operations with ten universally accepted 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, and the company’s Business Code of Practice is built on the compact’s ten principles.
The Global Compact 100 companies were selected based on their adherence to these principles and for evidence of executive leadership commitment and consistent baseline profitability. The “GC 100” index showed a total investment return of 21.8 percent by the end of its first year, outperforming the general global stock market, according to the UN Global Compact Office.
Earlier this month, Atlas Copco was included in the FTS4Good Stock Index,which measures globally recognized corporate responsibility standards in environmental, social and governance practices. Atlas Copco was also included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index, ranked number seven globally in the Newsweek Green Rankings, and recognized in the Top 100 Global Sustainable Companies, presented at theWorld Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
About Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BUSD 12.8) and more than 40 000 employees. For more information, visit www.atlascopco.com.
Atlas Copco operates 116 locations and employs more than 4,800 people in the United States. Globally, Atlas Copco had revenues of approximately $12.8B in 2013. The United States represents the largest single-market for Atlas Copco globally. For more information, visit www.atlascopco.us.