Water changes lives
Water for All is a non-profit organization run by Atlas Copco employees in many countries around the world. Our mission is to provide people in need with long-term access to clean drinking water. Want to join us? The more we are the more we can achieve.
Water for All was founded in Sweden in 1984 by two Atlas Copco employees. They independently saw a documentary on Swedish television about the ongoing drought in Peru and the harsh living conditions that followed. Affected by what they had seen, they decided to find a way to help. They successfully engaged their fellow employees to contribute with voluntary donations to support a project, giving the drought-stricken areas in Peru access to clean drinking water. They were so successful in this endeavor that Atlas Copco joined the cause and promised to donate the same amount of money as was raised by the employees.
The first Water for All project was not only a success for Peruvian people, it also meant Atlas Copco had a large group of engaged employees who wanted to continue doing good in other countries as well. Now, 30 years later, what once was a one-time project has grown into a global initiative with projects implemented all over the world. The common denominator is that they are all funded by voluntary employee donations and still driven on the local level by Atlas Copco employees. As of 2011, Atlas Copco doubles the employee donations.