Atlas Copco ranked best industrial company on environment

Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility Mala Chakraborti.

Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility Mala Chakraborti.

U.S. magazine Newsweek has ranked Atlas Copco as the top industrial company for corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

Analysis of the world’s 500 largest publicly-traded companies by Newsweek, along with research partners Corporate Knights Capital and HIP Investors Inc. looked at indicators such as energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste recycling.

Atlas Copco ranked 11th in the world and highest in the industrial section, after having also made the list last year.

“Making innovative, energy-effective products and taking other steps to reduce the environmental impact is about business leadership,” Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility Mala Chakraborti said.

“Our environmental targets are central to our business, and we are happy to be recognised for this.”

Earlier this year, Atlas Copco was among those recognized by the United Nations at the agency’s major conference on climate change for the Group’s goals to cut carbon dioxide from its products and operations.

Atlas Copco was also this year recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable companies in the annual Global 100 list.

To see the complete Newsweek Green Rankings list, click here.

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