Atlas Copco raises funds for charity to address global water scarcity, sanitation

Atlas Copco announced that it has raised nearly $31,000 in individual and company-matched contributions for its employee-led Water for All charity organization.

April 27, 2015 -- Atlas Copco USA, a global provider of industrial productivity solutions, announced that it has raised nearly $31,000 in individual and company-matched contributions for its employee-led Water for All charity organization. The company raised the funds during a three-day, annual sales conference and more than doubled the amount of employee contributors, gaining 51 new members.

Two Atlas Copco employees, Torgny Rogert and Peter Hakansson, founded Water for All in 1984 after seeing how an ongoing drought created harsh living conditions in Peru. In just the past four years, the Atlas Copco's initiative has helped more than 10,000 people gain access to clean water and sanitation and has donated more than $500,000 to 15 projects around the world.

"What started as a one-time project to raise money to combat drought-stricken communities in Peru has grown into a worldwide initiative that allows our employees to act on their commitment to global sustainability," said Jim Levitt, president of Atlas Copco North America. "We are proud to support organizations that raise awareness and take action around the issues of unsafe drinking water and global water scarcity."

In September 2014, Water for All celebrated its 30-year anniversary. During the past 30 years, the global Atlas Copco charity organization has helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water.

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About Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco is a global provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The company serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Further, it develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety, and ergonomics. Atlas Copco operates from 116 locations and employs more than 4,800 people. For more information, visit www.atlascopco.us.

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