Atlas Copco has achieved a 28% reduction in CO2 emissions from the energy consumption of its operations and transport of goods, compared to a 2018 baseline.

Sharing the news today (17th March), Atlas Copco said it has undertaken a variety of actions to achieve the target. Such efforts include buying renewable electricity, installing solar panels, switching to biofuels in portable compressor testing, and implementing energy conservation measures.

Looking further ahead, Atlas Copco hopes to reduce the combined CO₂ emissions from energy in the group’s own operations and transport of goods by 50% by 2030, in relation to cost of sales. 

“This is great progress towards our goal to reduce CO₂ emissions,” said Mats Rahmström, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “The results show how the organisation has responded to the need to reduce our climate impact and increase resource efficiency.”

“There is an effect from the Covid-19-pandemic in 2020. But the reductions are also the result of actions taken to reduce the use of airfreight and increase the use of renewable electricity.”

“We know that for us the impact from our own operations and transport is low in comparison with the value chain as a whole. The climate crisis is the challenge of our time and we all need to step up and reduce our footprint. We still have a long way to go and will continue our efforts to continue to offer the most energy-efficient solutions and support our customers to achieve their sustainability ambitions.”