Atlas Copco's Water for All
Water for All is Atlas Copco's main community engagement initiative. Run by our employees, the mission of the organization is to provide people in need with long-term access to clean drinking water.
Water for All was founded in Sweden by Atlas Copco employees in 1984. Through voluntary employee donations and contributions by the company, this non-profit organization has so far provided clean drinking water to more than 1.5 million people. Water for All also welcomes external contributions, such as from non-governmental organizations or customers.
Today, we have employees in some 30 countries running or in the process of starting up Water for All. These local organizations always work together with a partner in the field. The partners are carefully selected and have to be well-reputed non-profit and non-political organizations.
The majority of the projects have been in sub-Saharan countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mali and Ethiopia. There have also been substantial projects in China, India and Bangladesh, to name a few countries. The first project ever was in Peru.
Learn more about Water for All, in English, at its dedicated website www.water4all.org