On August 27, Atlas Copco China was awarded the "2020 Industry Model Award for Corporate Social Responsibility " at the 9th China Financial Summit, in recognition of its contribution to Covid-19 fight and economic recovery by actively innovating sustainable solutions and measures during pandemic.
On February 12th, to support the fight against Covid-19, Atlas Copco China donated 1 million RMB through Shanghai Charity Foundation to purchase medical equipment and protective materials for Hua Shan Hospital, one of Covid-19-designated hospitals in Shanghai. Then, Atlas Copco Compressor Technology Business Area donated medical air compressor units to Huashan hospital for the ventilator and anesthesia machine in the hospital's ICU, operating room, and rescue room.
Apart from donations, during the pandemic, Atlas Copco delivered dozens of equipment sets to hospitals fighting against Covid-19 across China as fast as possible. For example, Atlas Copco Power Technology delivered emergency generator sets to the construction site of Beijing Shuang Qiao Hospital; Quincy compressors (Part of Atlas Copco Group) transported air compressors to Lei Shen Shan Hospital in Wuhan in less than 48 hours from receiving the order to the arrival. Besides, Leybold (Part of Atlas Copco Group) opened a green channel to provide vacuum solutions for hospital in need and achieved first-time response and first-time delivery to provide a safe and reliable negative air pressure for hospitals to prevent the spread of virus and secondary contamination.
In addition, Atlas Copco Group companies in China had been actively coordinating resources to provide equipment, components and services support at fastest speed for companies producing prevention and control materials and equipment, such as negative pressure ambulance production, hydrogen peroxide materials, textiles, and hundreds of service engineers staying at customer sites located in Hubei Province, etc.
"Atlas Copco is very honored to win the award. And this is a full recognition of Atlas Copco's support to society with excellent systems and innovative solutions during Covid-19, as well as its continuously performance of corporate social responsibility” said Francis Liekens, Vice President of Atlas Copco China. “As an international industrial Group with a history of 147 years, we have full confidence in the Chinese market. Corporate social responsibility is part of our culture and values. We are very pleased that we can return something to the Chinese society that welcomed us many years ago. We will continue to accelerate investment in research & development to promote industrial and social progress and make contributions to the development of China.”
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Great ideas accelerate innovation. At Atlas Copco, we have been turning industrial ideas into business-critical benefits since 1873.By listening to our customers and knowing their needs, we deliver value and innovate with the future in mind.
Atlas Copco is based in Stockholm, Sweden with customers in more than 180 countries. In 2019, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK104 (BEUR 10) and at year-end about 39 000 employees.
Atlas Copco entered China market in the 1920s. Today, the Group's four business areas - Compressor Technique, Vacuum Technique, Industrial Technique and Power Technique have all presented in China market, providing customers with innovative products and services. In 2019, Atlas Copco China had more than 30 entities and around 6,000 employees.