Corporate responsibility challenges
Atlas Copco’s approach to assessing and managing risks, including those related to the Group’s corporate responsibility work, is described in the Annual Report, section Risk Factors and Risk Management.
One specific area of potential risk and opportunity is global climate change. At present none of the Group’s operations are subject to any emission allowance trading schemes or similar systems. Atlas Copco has consistently developed
with improved energy efficiency and reduced emissions.
Atlas Copco is a minor consumer of energy in its own operations and as such only to a small degree subject to changes in energy costs. However, extreme weather conditions, natural disasters, or other events could cause a shortage of resources such as water and energy, and thus affect the operations.
Atlas Copco’s insurance company assesses the exposure to property risks as a result of extreme weather conditions and the danger of natural disasters. Preventive measures are taken to reduce the risk levels wherever necessary.