Atlas Copco has received international acclaim for its innovative and sustainable business practices. The latest honors include listings in Newsweek’s Green Rankings and Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Innovators.
“Since August of this year, Atlas Copco AB has been recognized by Newsweek, Thomson Reuters and Forbes for innovative and sustainable business practices, along with strengthening our position in a ranking of global industrial equipment manufacturers measured by the quality of the companies’ patent portfolios,” said Mark Cohen, president of Atlas Copco North America LLC. “These acknowledgements show that not only is it possible to be an environmental steward while operating a successful and innovative manufacturing company, but that our global leaders embrace and incorporate innovation and sustainability in everyday business practices on every level.”
Newsweek’s Green Rankings identify companies as global leaders who “cut through the green chatter” and incorporate policies, practices and programs that foster environmental well-being. Newsweek’s ranking, unveiled on Oct. 16, 2011, listed Atlas Copco No. 161 among global companies, No. 15 among Capital Goods companies and third among companies with headquarters in Sweden. Newsweek derived the global companies’ Green Scores based on a number of factors, including an Environmental Impact Score, an Environmental Management Score and an Environmental Disclosure Score.
Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Innovators is a new list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies.