Since 1984, our main community engagement project, Water for All, has funded projects which empower people through access to clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, thereby contributing to healthy societies. There is a focus on women and girls since they are particularly affected.
Water for All was founded by Epiroc employees in 1984 (Atlas Copco employees at the time) and from 2018 Epiroc and Atlas Copco run the organization together. The local Water for All organization investigate and select a partner to work with and subsequently a water project to support. The project could involve drilling and digging a well or protecting a natural water resource. It could also be building a system for rainwater harvesting or building sanitation or sewer systems.
Water for All is run on a voluntary basis by employees within the Epiroc Group and Atlas Copco Group. Employee donations are matched with twice as much by the companies.
The Peter Wallenberg Foundation is also an important contributor. Since its foundation, Water for All has reached millions of people.
In 2020, more than 60 water and sanitation projects were implemented with Water for All funding in 34 countries, in total reaching more than 220 000 people.
For more information, see Water for All