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

Atlas Copco ranked top machinery company for sustainability by Global 100

Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, today was again recognized as the worlds most sustainable machinery company by the prestigious annual Global 100 list. The list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, ranks companies that prove they are increasing productivity while using less resources. Atlas Copco is ranked 34th overall, and is the only company in the machinery industry included on the list. It is the 10th time that Atlas Copco appears on the list. "Providing customers with the most innovative, energy efficient, safe and ergonomic products is a key part of our business model," said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copcos Vice President Corporate Responsibility. "Integrating sustainability in our operations generates great value for both industry and society." Atlas Copcos innovative, energy-saving products include its variable-speed compressors, a technology that the Group pioneered in 1994 that enables compressors to run only at the speed necessary, cutting energy consumption. In 2013, Atlas Copco launched the patented VSD+ technology, which slashes energy use by more than half compared with traditional compressors. This groundbreaking compressor has received an overwhelmingly positive customer response. Atlas Copco is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for 2015/2016, and is ranked number 11 globally in the Newsweek Green Rankings, one of the worlds foremost rankings on corporate sustainability.