Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, was recognized as the world’s most sustainable machinery company, with an overall ranking of 34, in the 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. This is the 10th time that Atlas Copco has appeared in the Global 100 rankings, a list presented on January 21 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“Providing customers with the most energy-efficient, safe and ergonomic products is a key part of our business model,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s vice president corporate responsibility. “Integrating sustainability in our operations generates great value for both industry and society.”
Atlas Copco’s innovative, energy-saving products include its variable speed compressors, a technology the company 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 reduces 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 world’s foremost rankings on corporate responsibility.
The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index measures against key sustainability indicators such as transparency, resource productivity and a range of other social and governance indicators.
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