Atlas Copco companies have a long history of engagement in local communities. When it comes to charity, Atlas Copco prioritizes activities that can be supported longterm.
Since it was founded in 1984, the Atlas Copco employee charity organization Water for All has made fresh water available to hundreds of thousands of people in communities throughout the developing world. Each participating country's Water for All organization chooses new projects to support every year.
For one week in May 2010, Atlas Copco met with clients, business partners and other stakeholders at the Shanghai World Expo, and highlighted how the group can offer sustainable productivity for China.
Atlas Copco tools and equipment were used in archaeological digs that have yielded a historic dinosaur discovery. The find changes the way scientists view the evolution of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.
The Children’s Museum in Caracas, Venezuela features a new permanent exhibition that lifts visitors’ understanding of the importance and benefits of compressed air in daily human life.
Through its own ACademy, Atlas Copco provides Africans technical training, qualifying them for technical service jobs and ensuring customers receive highly skilled service.
RUHR.2010 is the official name for the European Capital of Culture: the city of Essen and the surrounding Ruhr region of Germany. As a tribute to the area’s mining history, 311 huge, yellow helium balloons – including two sponsored by Atlas Copco – were raised over the Ruhr region, marking the location of former coal mine shafts.