Atlas Copco, its customers and WeForest partner up to plant a forest in Burkina Faso
October 2013, Wilrijk, Belgium – Atlas Copco launches a 6-month, worldwide campaign that will contribute to the reforestation in Burkina Faso. Customers buying a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) compressor do not only save energy, they also help to save the environment thanks to this campaign. For every kilowatt sold, Atlas Copco donates one or two trees, depending on compressor model purchased, to WeForest, an international non-profit association. Atlas Copco hopes to reach the target of 225 000 trees after 6 months.
Customers save energy, Burkino Faso wins trees
Atlas Copco will plant a tree for every VSD kilowatt sold. For VSD+ compressors Atlas Copco donates two trees per kilowatt. The GA VSD+ is Atlas Copco’s most recent innovation: this compressor is driven by a permanent magnet motor and achieves energy savings of 50% on average. For every compressor with integrated energy recovery, a system that allows to reuse the heat of the compressor, another 10 trees are donated. The target is to plant 550 acres of forest after 6 months, a surface area about as big as Central Park in New York. Atlas Copco gives the campaign a head start by donating its prize money of the Sustainability Award, won by the project team of the GA VSD+, completely to WeForest, representing 14 500 trees.
Greening the desert
Campaign starts today
Read more about the participating product ranges:
GA 5-15 VSD
GA 15-30 VSD
GA 30-90 VSD
GA 7-37 VSD+
For further information please contact :
- Elke Van Overbeke, Product Manager Oil-injected Screw Compressors
+323 870 10 93
Industrial Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets oil-injected and oil-free air compressors, vacuum pumps, gas generators, air treatment solutions and compressor controls and monitoring under several brands. In addition to serving a wide variety of industries, dedicated solutions are also available for marine, railway and oil and gas customers. The division's focus and main drive is to further improve its customers' productivity. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Antwerp, Belgium.