Industrial Products and Applicationsyear , issue 2, april-may 2021

Atlas Copco, its customers and WeForest partner up to plant a forest in Burkina Faso

Atlas Copco launches a 6-month, worldwide campaign that will contribute to the reforestation in Burkina Faso. Customers buying a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) compressor do not only save energy, they also help to save the environment thanks to this campaign. For every kilowatt sold, Atlas Copco donates one or two trees, depending on compressor model purchased, to WeForest, an international non-profit association. Atlas Copco hopes to reach the target of 225 000 trees after 6 months. A Variable Speed Drive (VSD) compressor matches the compressed air flow exactly to the user's demand by varying the speed of the drive motor. Variable Speed Drive compressors avoid losses and can save on average 35% on energy costs, compared to fixed speed models. The new GA VSD+ range can even save 50% on average. With this campaign, Atlas Copco wants to help its customers save energy, benefitting the customer as well as the environment. Atlas Copco, which holds "Sustainable Productivity" as its brand promise, wants to take its responsibilities towards its customers and towards the environment seriously. The campaign starts on October 1st, continuing until March 2014, and involves all Atlas Copco's GA VSD and GA VSD+ compressors ranging from 5 to 90 kW. An integrated energy recovery system is available as option on all GA VSD compressors. Customers will be given an electronic certificate of their contribution, to share in their own communication.