Atlas Copco on New UN Global Compact 100 Stock Index

  Atlas Copco on New UN Global Compact 100 Stock Index

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- October 1, 2013

Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB), a leading provider of sustainable
productivity solutions, was included in the new United Nations Global Compact
100 stock index. The index 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 profitibality. 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.”

Earlier this month, Atlas Copco was included for the third year in a row in
the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which lists the world’s leading
sustainability-driven companies.

Previously this year, Atlas Copco was acknowledged as one of the world’s most
sustainable companies in the Global 100 list presented at the World Economic
Forum in Davos, as well as ranked one of the most ethical companies by
Ethisphere Institute. Atlas Copco was also named a “Leader” by the FTSE4Good
index on environmental, social and governance practices, and was included in
business magazine Forbes’s list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies.

Please visit UN Global Compact 100 stock
index( for more information.

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 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800
employees and revenues of BSEK90.5 (BEUR 10.5). Learn more at

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