Diversity and inclusion are strategic to our business. A workforce with a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences drives innovation and makes the business more resilient. It is a key success factor in an increasingly global, multi-faceted and competitive market.
Ericsson is committed to equal opportunity in employment, development, compensation and all other personnel actions without discrimination due to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic background, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age or union membership.
We strive for inclusion where we treasure diversity and build communities of engaged employees. Integrated across the company Diversity and inclusion are integral to our vision, strategy and company values.
A Global Diversity and Inclusion Council comprised of senior business leaders across the company reviews, approves and monitors diversity and inclusion activities. It reports twice a year progress to the CEO and the Global Leadership Team. Our global diversity and inclusion agenda is supported by regional and local councils.
Reducing inequality is a key focus of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To build on our diversity and inclusion efforts, in addition to a strong foundation, robust governance structure, and ambitious targets, we continually raise awareness to ensure our strategy is implemented across the organization.
Our Global Diversity and Inclusion Council has set diversity and inclusion objectives, which are strongly supported by the Executive Leadership Team. This is cascaded to line managers as part of their accountability to lead change - together we work proactively to drive change.