$1 Million in Donations for Atlas Copco USA’s Water for All
Atlas Copco USA’s employee-run program Water for All has surpassed $1 million in donations. The milestone comes after making a $50,000 contribution to charity: water, a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to funding water projects across the globe.
“With the $1 million we’ve donated, we’ve been able to positively impact over 40,000 people spread over four different continents,” said Jim Levitt, President of Atlas Copco North America. “Reaching this outstanding milestone reflects our associates exemplary dedication to this cause.”
Founded in 1984 by two Atlas Copco employees in Sweden, Water for All is worldwide program that provides safe drinking water to areas in need. Today, Water for All is represented in 35 countries, and over 5,000 Atlas Copco employees contribute annually. Levitt attributes the program’s success not only to ongoing employee commitment, but also to Atlas Copco’s matching policy; for every employee dollar donated to Water for All, Atlas Copco contributes $2.
The donation will help charity: water carry out its mission of working with local communities to determine the most effective method to provide clean, sanitary water. Water for All’s donation will fund a drill-bored well for a community in North Tigray, Ethiopia. On average, each charity: water well in Ethiopia can serve 250 to 300 people.
“We’re proud to support charity: water,” Levitt said. “One hundred percent of donations go directly to funding water projects, making them a great partner in global sustainability.
“This is a fantastic achievement, but it’s just the beginning,” Levitt continued. “We’re continuing to grow our program and increase our support to communities in need. We’ve already made a big impact and will continue to do so into the future.”
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 services 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 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45,000 employees.
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC is part of the Compressor Technique Business Area, and its headquarters are located in Rock Hill, S.C. The company manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air and gas compressors, air treatment equipment, and air management systems, including local manufacturing of select products. The Atlas Copco Group, which celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2013, is among the Top 100 sustainable companies in the world and a member of the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Atlas Copco has also been recognized by Forbes, Thomson-Reuters and Newsweek, among others, for its commitment to innovation and sustainability. Atlas Copco Compressors has major sales, manufacturing, production, and distribution facilities located in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. www.atlascopco.us.