Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

Our mission & commitment

Management Commitment: A Message from Angel Ruiz, President & CEO

In 2015, Ericsson expanded its focus for the supplier diversity program and becoming a front line commercial function. We held our Annual Supplier Diversity Matchmaker event for the third year in a row. We offered a mentorship program, workshops and seminars, tier-two diversity reporting portal and provided scholarships and growth opportunities for diverse suppliers. Ericsson is committed to the utilization of Minority, Women and Disabled Veteran Businesses to maintain a "Best in Class" diversity program.

Winner of Top Corporation for WBECN

The Ericsson supplier diversity program received many accolades during 2015. Ericsson's Supplier Diversity Program was recognized as a Top Supplier Diversity Program for African Americans by the Black E.O.E. Journal. The program was also recognized as one of the best of the best for 2015 by Black EOE Journal and Professional Woman's Magazine. MBN USA magazine named Ericsson as one of its Corporate 101 list for 2015, representing the "Most Admired Companies" in supplier diversity. Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Development Council, By Those That Buy Us (BTTBU) recognized Ericsson's Best Practices Essay in their White Papers. Ericsson won the AT&T Supplier Diversity Crystal Award for a third year in a row. Ericsson was also named as one of 2015 America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises Top Corporation.

Ericsson’s Supplier Diversity Manager Anisha Jackson won the Ericsson 2015 Eagle Award, the highest honor awarded to Ericsson employees in North America, for Community Service and Corporate Image. She was also selected as a 2015 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity by DiversityPlus Magazine.

For 2016, our focus will continue to strengthen our program, sustaining our current offerings to achieve Ericsson's vision of the Networked Society where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential. We will offer a matchmaker event, mentorship program, workshops and seminars, two-tier diversity reporting portal and growth opportunities for diverse suppliers.

We are corporate members of the following organizations:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (Board Member)*
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • Women's Business Council Southwest
  • Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Board Member)*
  • Technology Industry Group

If you would like to partner with Ericsson and become a diverse supplier, please click here.

About Ericsson

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

Contacts

Our Supplier Diversity Program is part of the RNAM Strategic Sourcing function. Our Supplier Diversity Manager is Anisha Jackson. Please click here to contact her.

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Calendar of Events Ericsson will attend for 2016

Feb.: SW Women's Business Council 2016 Parade of Stars Awards Gala

Mar.: WBENC Summit & Salute

Apr.: SW Women’s Business Works Expo

Apr.: DF/W MSDC BTTBU

Apr.: GDHCC La Cima Latina Leadership Awards

May: DF/W MSDC Access Business Expo

June: WBENC Conference

June: GDHCC Stars on the Rise Scholarship Banquet

June: Sprint/Ericsson Juneteenth Celebration

Oct.: NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange

Nov.: Ericsson Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event

Nov.: DF/W MSDC E Awards Gala

Nov.: GDHCC Quality & Excellence Awards