Our objective is to improve our environmental performance throughout the value chain, with a particular focus on reducing energy use and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. We apply a life-cycle model to environmental management as part of a circular economy approach.

Our strategy focuses on three areas:

  • Leading in energy and environmental performance of our products and solutions.
  • Improving the sustainability performance of our own activities.
  • Driving ICT as a major solution to minimize the effects of urbanization and climate change
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Enabling the low-carbon economy

Across every sector of society, mobility, broadband and the cloud are transforming industries, paving the way towards a low-carbon economy. We see potential for ICT solutions to help reduce GHG emissions by up to 15% by 2030.

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Assessing ICT sector carbon footprint

The end-to-end energy consumption of ICT – from devices to access, core, transport networks and data centers – can be expressed as GHG emissions measured in carbon dioxide equivalents(CO2e).

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Rethinking energy performance

With our strategy to lead our sector in network energy performance, Ericsson has taken a systematic approach for energy performance that will reduce energy consumption while increasing app coverage. This means addressing all aspects, from nodes to sites to network.

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Handling e-waste responsibly

Closing the loop at end-of-life means looking for ways to turn unwanted or no longer needed products into a resource, not a waste.

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Improving performance of own operations

We continuously work to reduce the carbon footprint of our own activities.

Our approach to water issues

Our approach to water issues

Ericsson is playing a leading role in development of next-generation 5G mobile communication systems, where standardization activities now have started in 3GPP aiming for first commercial deployments in 2020.