Atlas Copco pledges 3.5 crore to combat COVID


Atlas Copco – a leader in compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems, has made a commitment to contribute INR 3.5 crores to combat the COVID-19 crisis. As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, the company has contributed INR 1 Crore to PM-CARES FUND and a contribution of INR 2 Crore has been ear-marked for Naidu Hospital, Pune, one of only two hospitals in Maharashtra dedicated to treating communicable diseases.

The amount will be utilised for providing medical equipment and PPE (personal protective equipment) for the healthcare staff, and a part of this fund has been allocated for modernising Naidu hospital, in partnership with the Pune Municipal Corporation. Additionally, the company has also  contributed INR 25 lakh for distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment to the health and medical staff operating in various hospitals across Pune  in association with CII (Confederation of Indian industry), Pune chapter. The company is also partnering with NGOs to help support migrant labourers and daily wage workers with food and urgent essential supplies with another INR 25 lakh.

Frans Van Niekerk, Managing Director, Atlas Copco India, said, “Atlas Copco accords the highest priority to the safety and well-being of our emplyees, customers, partners and the community. Atlas Copco also has a long-standing commitment  to contribute to the societies we operate in. We  are proud and humbled to be able to do our bit in the battle against COVID-19.