Atlas Copco company in China receives environmental certification

Stockholm, Sweden, February 10, 2006: Atlas Copco’s manufacturing unit in Xuanhua-Zhangjiakou, China, has been granted ISO 14001 certification for its operations according to its documented environmental policy. With the recent certification, 98.7% of the Atlas Copco Group's production sites in China are ISO 14001 certified, and 85% worldwide, both calculated in relation to Cost of Goods Sold.

Atlas Copco (Zhangjiakou) Construction and Mining Equipment Ltd has implemented an integrated quality and environmental management system. It is the first manufacturing company in the Zhangjiakou district to receive ISO 14001 certification. Atlas Copco (Zhangjiakou) Construction and Mining Equipment Ltd is a product company within Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area, employing 193 people. Atlas Copco has just been named one of the 2006 “Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”, in a listing released at the Davos World Economic Forum by Corporate Knights and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. The Global 100 is a listing of the 100 large blue chip companies around the world that have demonstrated the strongest environmental, social and governance performance among their peers.

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