At Ericsson, we represent 168 nationalities and countless cultural influences. We bring our diversity of strengths together to transform the future of mobile, technology and communication. That’s why we’re proud to celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity, an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better.

Celebrating diversity

All around the world, we hosted special events and initiatives to honor cultural differences in the workplace. We invited our employees to join in as we support awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity. The celebration took place the week of 18 May with a number of activities across the globe.

We celebrated World Day for Cultural Diversity on Thursday, 21 May 2015:

  • To focus on the strength that cultural diversity brings to the workplace
  • As a tribute to our people from 168 nationalities that work across the Ericsson group
  • To support awareness and appreciation of cultural differences in the workplace
  • To continue to inspire an inclusive workplace

On the global agenda, Ericsson hosted virtual seminars for employees on the topics of Cultural Differences: Global Cross-Culture Workshop, Cultural Awareness: Unique Cultures Around the World, and Diversity and Inclusion at Ericsson. In addition to attending the virtual sessions, all employees were encouraged to send pictures of the celebrations in their region or office, take the Ericsson Diversity and Inclusion Quiz and submit a recipe from their country or culture for the Ericsson Diversity and Inclusion Cookbook.