Atlas Copco recognized for sustainable business practices

Source: Atlas Copco

Nov 05, 2014

The Atlas Copco Group 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.

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 the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.