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Atlas Copco Climate Initiatives Recognized by United Nations


Atlas Copco was recently recognized during the United Nations’ Business and Climate Summit for our climate initiatives, including our goals to impact emissions through energy efficient products and to decrease the carbon footprint of our operations. We have long been committed to sustainable business practices, including constant innovation of our products to be more reliable and energy efficient, because it positively impacts the environment, the industry and our customers.

Efficiency Starts with Variable Speed Drive

One of our most energy efficient products is the variable speed drive (VSD) compressor. Fitted with an intelligent drive system, a VSD compressor continuously changes the motor speed to match air demand and eliminates the compressor running in an unloaded state. This simple concept yields significant energy and cost savings; customers can achieve average energy savings of 35 to 50 percent and an average 22 to 37 percent reduction in lifecycle cost.

Other recent innovations include:

Committed to Sustainable Productivity in the Long-Term

The UN Business and Climate Summit is a unique forum for business and government leaders to demonstrate innovative and ambitious strategies that combat climate change. The purpose of the Summit is to identify solutions and forward-thinking strategies with the potential for global impact ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2015.

Atlas Copco is committed to sustainable productivity in the long-term. That’s why, earlier this year, we were was ranked 23rd among the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index – a list presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. We were also listed first overall in the machinery industry.

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