Code of Business Ethics

Code of Business Ethics

We set out how we will achieve and maintain our high ethical standards in our Code of Business Ethics. The Code, which summarizes our company's basic policies and directives, is translated into more than 30 languages, ensuring that it is accessible to all employees. It covers the importance of following laws and statutes that concern our operations and financial reporting. It also gives details on how to protect information about our operations, customers and suppliers.

The Code is periodically reviewed and acknowledged by all employees. The Code, which is a reminder of each employee's responsibilities, is a tool to help everyone deal with situations in which they are unsure how to act. The process of acknowledging the Code is a way to raise awareness and ensure the business is run with integrity so that the company can maintain credibility with customers, partners, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Action against child sexual abuse

As one of many measures to make sure the Code is followed, Ericsson is taking action against Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) by implementing a detection tool which identifies images verified by law enforcement authorities as CSA images that are stored on and/or accessed by PCs used by Ericsson employees or consultants. In all cases where the detection tool finds CSA images associated with Ericsson’s IT resources or personnel, Ericsson will in each case comply with local rules and regulation to handle the breach of the Code.