Atlas Copco Honored for Sustainability Practices

Provider of industrial productivity solutions and construction equipment recognized by Newsweek, Thomson Reuters and Forbes for innovative and sustainable business practices.

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Atlas Copco has received international acclaim for its innovative and sustainable business practices. The latest honors include listings in Newsweek’s Green Rankings and Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Innovators.

“Since August of this year, Atlas Copco AB has been recognized by Newsweek, Thomson Reuters and Forbes for innovative and sustainable business practices, along with strengthening our position in a ranking of global industrial equipment manufacturers measured by the quality of the companies’ patent portfolios,” said Mark Cohen, president for Atlas Copco North America LLC. “These acknowledgements show not only that it is possible to be an environmental steward while operating a successful and innovative manufacturing company, but that our global leaders embrace and incorporate innovation and sustainability in everyday business practices on every level.”

Newsweek’s Green Rankings identifies companies as global leaders who “cut through the green chatter” and incorporate policies, practices and programs that foster environmental well-being. Newsweek’s ranking, unveiled on October 16, listed Atlas Copco 67th among global companies, 15th among capital goods companies and 3rd among companies with headquarters in Sweden. Newsweek derived the global companies’ Green Scores based on a number of factors, including environmental impact, environmental management and environmental disclosure.

Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Innovators is a new list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies. The list is based on an examination of the intellectual property of all companies or organizations that have had 100 patents or more approved in the past three years. The most innovative companies were singled out based on the success of their patent applications, the global scope of the patents and most importantly, the influence these patents have had on other companies’ inventions.

These latest accolades from Newsweek and Thomson Reuters add to a growing list of awards and third-party validation that acknowledge Atlas Copco’s commitment to sustainable and creative business practices.

Forbes magazine in August named Atlas Copco AB 67th among the top 100 most innovative companies in the world, and Atlas Copco will again be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 2011. Additionally this year, Atlas Copco strengthened its global industrial equipment manufacturer position in a ranking by The Patent Board, which compares the quality of company patent portfolios. Atlas Copco was 13th on the list of 119 companies, moving up from 23rd the previous year.

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