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Atlas Copco Wuxi Compressor receives AmCham 2014 CSR Award

2014-03-26

Atlas Copco Wuxi Compressor has received the 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award announced by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai on March 26th 2014.

Atlas Copco China - Atlas Copco Wuxi Compressor receives AmCham 2014 CSR Award
The AmCham Shanghai CSR Awards is one of the longest running and most respected awards programs in China’s CSR community. The award recognized corporate and individual contributions to improving social, environmental, health and economic conditions in China. The selection criteria placed a premium on innovative approaches to solving social challenges, as well as emphasizing effective business and social collaboration.

On behalf of the company, Eric Langmans, the General Manager of Atlas Copco (Wuxi) Compressor Co.,Ltd received the Practitioner Award as Honorable Mention at the ceremony for outstanding efforts and commitment in supporting CSR projects as well as humanitarian. 

With Eric Langmans’ strong effort in cultivating social responsibility and sustainable development in the organization of Atlas Copco Wuxi Compressor, a dedicated volunteer team has been set up since 2011 to enhance the awareness of our employees and promote “Water for All” projects internally and externally. With the team effort and by walking the talk, Atlas Copco Wuxi Compressor’s “Water for All” participation rate of employees donating to the project increased from 15% to over 76% within 2 years and the total company contribution has more than doubled.

“Corporate social responsibility is not finished with one time contributions, one-time events or one-time projects. Corporate social responsibility is the joined effort of continuous engagement of people, society or companies to improve the life quality of those that are less fortunate. It is a unique chance to say united ‘we care – we can – we commit’ continuously, wherever, whenever”, said Eric Langmans at the ceremony.

This is the second time Atlas Copco received the CSR award from AmCham. In 2012 Atlas Copco (China) Investment Co., Ltd received the Partnership Award at the 7th Annual AmCham Shanghai Award Ceremony together with Plan China for outstanding contributions to Chinese society for its innovative CSR programs and initiatives.

Founded in 1984 by Atlas Copco employee in Sweden, the “Water for All” organization is devoted to the motto “People, especially children, have the right to access clean drinking-water and grow up in safe and clean environment”. Employees donate money to support the projects and the company doubles the amount donated.

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Techniquebusiness area provides industrial compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. The business area has a global service network and innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China and India.