Diversity and Inclusion
For over 120 years, Ericsson has been building a more connected world. We are powered by the skills and ideas of our global team and we have made the unimaginable possible, with ground-breaking technologies, thanks to the contributions of countless different voices, perspectives and experiences. It is by bringing out the unique talents of our team that we will lead the industry to a place where it can thrive for generations to come. The best way to unleash our potential is by making better and fairer decisions. This aspiration is also a simple way of expressing Ericsson’s approach to Diversity and Inclusion.
The subject of Diversity and Inclusion is sometimes seen as complex. That’s why we’ve simplified our approach into a matter of making better and fairer decisions for all. Here are the guiding principles of our approach:
The subject of Diversity and Inclusion can be complex. That’s why we’ve translated this into a simple mission of making better and fairer decisions. Better decisions are made by considering the perspectives of a greater number of people. Fairer decisions come from using objective and unbiased data, which will ultimately benefit every colleague, every customer and society.
We are a company of many engineers, so we approach Diversity and Inclusion the same way we approach our work – by testing, learning and sharing our results.
Every step we take to be more inclusive is considered, researched, based in evidence and continuously analyzed to make sure that everyone involved experiences beneficial results.
True inclusion means knowing that your team welcomes and supports you. It comes from feeling safe to speak up, and knowing successes will be celebrated and challenges will be shared. By remembering our humanity, we build a workplace where everyone feels appreciated for their unique abilities, perspectives and identities.
Awards and recognition
Diversity in numbers
Employees by age
Employees by nationality in 2022
Employees by gender in 2022
Leaders by gender in 2022
Executive level by gender in 2022
Achieving our goals
We are making positive changes in our Diversity & Inclusion strategy. We’re ensuring that our policies and practices reflect the diversity of our workforce, with an inclusive culture that creates a sense of belonging and a recruitment policy that attracts and retains talent from diverse backgrounds.
30% by 2030
We’re also ensuring that we’ll have increased the representation of women to 30 percent at Ericsson by 2030, including the executive layer and line manager levels, as well as for the total workforce.
Diverse and inclusive teams drive performance and innovation, make the workplace better for everyone and create greater business value. We also know that evolving the way we work to meet everyone’s unique requirements not only creates a working culture that allows everyone to feel safe and comfortable, it also levels the playing field – allowing fair and equal access to opportunities.
The diverse company culture we have at Ericsson reflects the people who make us who we are. Discover what it is that brings out the best in us, with our own stories.
Discover the latest news on Diversity and Inclusion at Ericsson and in the wider world, with our blog posts and our weekly D&I news round-up.
In the media
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D&I News round-up
Caroline Berns is Compliance Officer - Leadership & Culture at Ericsson. She is really passionate about Diversity & Inclusion and has been writing a D&I blog since 2014, sharing the latest industry trends and beautiful (and not so beautiful) D&I stories from around the world.