We are committed to using minority, women and disabled veteran businesses as suppliers to Ericsson to build a “best in class” diversity program. Ericsson North America continues to build the program with matchmaking events and mentorship programs.
Recent supplier diversity initiatives
In 2014, Ericsson established a world-class diversity program offering a matchmaking event, mentorship program, workshops and seminars, a two-tier diversity reporting portal, diversity sponsorships, growth opportunities for suppliers, and community service. Ericsson is committed to the utilization of Minority, Women and Disabled Veteran Businesses to build a "best in class" diversity program.
For 2015, our focus will continue to expand our program, becoming a front line commercial function, with an executive strategic approach. We will offer a matchmaker event, mentorship program, workshops and seminars, two-tier diversity reporting portal and growth opportunities for diverse suppliers.
Supplier diversity awards
The Ericsson Supplier Diversity Program received many accolades for 2014. Our Supplier Diversity program was recognized as a Top Supplier Diversity Program for African Americans by the Black E.O.E. Journal. Professional Woman's Magazine and Black EOE Journal polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for their Best of the Best, and both magazines named Ericsson's Supplier Diversity Program as one of the best for 2014. Ericsson also won the AT&T Supplier Diversity Crystal Award for a second year in a row, reporting more than 21.5 percent diversity spend with diverse suppliers.
Ericsson's Supplier Diversity Manager Anisha Jackson was named one of WE Texas Top 50 leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity. Jackson was also recognized as an Ambassador by the Minority Business News USA for bridging the gap between diverse suppliers and major corporations, as well as her exemplary track record for making a difference for MBEs.
AT&T names Ericsson as 2015 Supplier Diversity Crystal Award Winner
The program has won the AT&T Supplier Diversity Crystal Award for four consecutive years and was a 2015 winner of America's Top Corporation for Women's Business Enterprises.
The Ericsson's Supplier Diversity program is recognized by:
- One of "Women's Enterprise USA" magazine's WE 100 Corporations of the Year
- Black EOE Journal 2016 Nation's Top Best of the Best Supplier Diversity Program
- Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Development Council, By Those That Buy Us (BTTBU) recognized Ericsson's Best Practices Essay in their White Papers for 2016