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Water for All

The Atlas Copco employee-driven organization Water for All has provided fresh water to around one million people in developing countries.

Founded in 1984 by employees at Atlas Copco in Sweden, Water for All is still run by company employees and has more than 4,000 members worldwide, the majority employed by Atlas Copco Group. Today, we have local organizations in more than ten countries. 
Atlas Copco employees can donate to Water for All, voluntarily, via their paychecks each month. From the start, the company has been matching its employees’ donations. Starting 2011, Atlas Copco will give twice the amount of the employee donations. These donations make it possible for Water for All to help improve living conditions.

Water for All in China

Atlas Copco in China's participation more than tripled the number of Atlas Copco employees worldwide that are engaged in Water for All.
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2004Two water wells were drilled in Tibet 2004 together with the Swedish-Tibetan Society for School and Culture.
2005The school in the village of Katsel in Tibet can accommodate 800 students. Swedish Water for All has helped furnish the school with clean water.
2006Majemaförlaget is a publishing house that has helped to give villagers as well as students and teachers at the Gyama Shang School access to clean drinking water via Water for All.
2007For many years, Swedish Water for All has run a water project together with the Swedish-Tibetan Society for School and Culture in Tibet, benefiting schools and villages in rural Tibet.
2008The Gon Kyibuk Shang School in the municipality of Namring, about 500 kilometers west of Lhasa, is the site of a project that has helped to give 800 people, including 200 students and 11 teachers, access to clean water.
2009In the spring of 2006, Interact partnered with Amity Foundation to start a three-year integrated development project for the villages in the Wuzhai region in Shanxi, China.
2011Water for All in China, together with a partnering aid organization called Plan International, has initiated a water, environment and sanitation project to serve ten villages in northern China’s Longde County, where harsh conditions have been made more difficult by a water shortage. The project will affect 15,187 people, 3,708 of whom are children. The project was completed in June 2011.
2012A new Water and Environmental Sanitation Project together with Plan International, from September 2011 to July 2012, will benefit 1,500 villagers including 407 children from Xixiang county and Chenggu county in Xixiang area, Shaanxi Province.
2013A third time, working with Plan International, Water for All in China launches a new Water and Environmental Sanitation project in JiaXian County, ShaanXi Province. The project completed in October 2013, 1620 people benefit directly from the project, including 586 children.
2015The establishment of “Water for All” in Guangnan Yunnan is to take the local people out of their plight of water shortage. For them, it’s really hard to get water and in some seasons it’s even worse. With the successful completion of this project, 206 peasant households, 1586 peasants (including 586 children) in the local area will get safe, sufficient and convenient water to drink.