At Ericsson, we want to share the vision of our role as the prime driver in an all-communicating world. This means listening and paying attention to outstanding innovative ideas and solutions, whether they come from our employees, customers or suppliers. We want Sourcing at Ericsson to be the benchmark for the ICT industry, with the Sourcing function constantly adding value to Ericsson’s business.
Suppliers are central to our Sourcing strategy and the way we deliver value to our customers. We recognize the value that comes from working closely with our suppliers to innovate in both established and emerging markets. Our aim is to develop mutually beneficial relationships achieved through top-level collaboration, innovation and execution.
We meet the high standards we set for ourselves, and we expect our suppliers to do the same. Under Sourcing Conditions and Guidelines, you will find more about what we expect from our suppliers.
Responsible management of our supply chain is essential. All our suppliers must therefore comply with the Ericsson Supplier Code of Conduct (S-CoC) requirements, which in turn are based on principles from the UN Global Compact. We also work with suppliers to raise awareness of S-CoC issues, particularly in developing markets. You can find more details on what we expect in terms of supplier conduct under Responsible Sourcing.