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Atlas Copco Ranked among World’s Top Sustainable Companies



  Atlas Copco Ranked among World’s Top Sustainable Companies

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- January 23, 2013

Today Atlas Copco(STO:ATCOA)(STO:ATCOB) today was again recognized as one of
the most sustainable companies by the annual Global 100 list. The list,
presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, ranks companies
that show they are increasing productivity while using less resources. Atlas
Copco is ranked 18th on the list.

Sustainability lies at the heart of Atlas Copco’s innovative products and
employee mindset. “Being socially and environmentally responsible is not only
the right thing to do but is how we develop and grow our business in a
profitable way,” said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO at Atlas Copco. ”The
very latest examples of this are the new compressor factories in India and
China, which are built according to LEED.”

The manufacturing facility in Pune, India, will be inaugurated on Feb. 21, the
same day that Atlas Copco celebrates 140 years as an industrial leader. The
factory in Wuxi, China will be inaugurated in March. Both are top-modern
facilities built according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design standard.

Other sustainability initiatives include:

· Boosting customer energy efficiency by at least 20% between 2010 and 2020 by
continuously making products more efficient.

· Striving for zero work-related accidents.

· Developing effective HIV/AIDS and wellness programs in countries where
diseases have an impact on employees and the local community.

· Reducing Atlas Copco’s water consumption, and promoting clean drinking water
in countries in need.

· Increasing diversity in both nationality and gender.

· Working actively to eliminate corruption.

The Global 100 list is presented annually at the World Economic Forum. It is
based on a selection of 4 000 developed and emerging market companies, which
are measured against key performance indicators such as revenues in relation
to consumption of energy and water. It’s the seventh time that Atlas Copco is
included on the list. To read more, see http://global100.org.

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in
compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining
equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and
services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The
company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global
reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500
employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.

This information was brought to you by Cision http://www.cisionwire.com

Contact:

Atlas Copco
Karin Holmquist, Vice President Corporate Responsibility
+46 (0)8 743 9645
+46(0)70 237 9645
or
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
46 (0)8 743 8060
46 (0)70 347 2455
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