Atlas Copco to Play a Key Role in Malawi Water Project
Atlas Copco, an equipment manufacturer that specializes in compressors, vacuum solutions, air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools, and assembly systems, will play a key role in an upcoming Malawi water project. The equipment manufacturer will bring clean water to rural areas of Malawi through its employee-driven "Water for All" organization and the "Peter Wallenberg Water for All" fund.
Beginning in October 2015, Water for All will provide the funds to install infrastructure and facilities that are geared toward promoting clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. The new facilities will serve about a dozen villages and communities located in southeastern Malawi, ultimately benefiting as many as 28,000 residents. With the help of the non-profit organization ADRA, the project is expected to be completed in October 2018. Financing is provided by donations to the Peter Wallenberg Water for All Fund, and Atlas Copco is one of the largest donation contributors.
“Atlas Copco is delighted that the many contributions made to the Peter Wallenberg Water for All Fund will be turned into true life-changing benefits for thousands of people in Malawi,” says Ronnie Leten, Atlas Copco’s President and CEO.
Malawi is an important location to Water for All because it has previously worked in the area with outstanding results. In addition, Peter Wallenberg Sr. was active in Malawi when he worked for Atlas Copco in Africa. It’s because of these previous experiences in the region that Water for All decided to work in Malawi again.
Currently, Atlas Copco is using Water for All as its main community engagement initiative. Run entirely by employees, the organization is striving to provide people with long-term access to clean drinking water. Using voluntary donations through the Atlas Copco Group, the non-profit organization has been able to provide clean drinking water to more than 1.5 million people worldwide.
Water for All has representatives in more than 40 countries and supports countless projects.
Source: Atlas Copco