Atlas Copco was included in the new United Nations Global Compact 100 stock index, which includes companies that demonstrate a sustainable business and strong financial performance.
The companies on the list were selected based on their adherence to the UN Global Compact’s principles on the environment and social issues, as well as their profitability. The “GC 100” index showed a total investment return of 26.4 percent during the past 12 months, outperforming the general global stock market, according to the UN Global Compact Office.
“Atlas Copco is working committedly to increase customers’ productivity in a sustainable and profitable way,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s vice president corporate responsibility. “We are happy to be recognized by the UN Global Compact 100 index as this is exactly what we are all about.”
Atlas Copco is an industrial group that produces compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems.