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Our mission and commitment

A message from Niklas Heuveldop, President & CEO Market Area North America

“Ericsson is committed to the utilization of diverse supplier partners.  This pledge is part of Ericsson’s commitment to transform lives, industries and society through our ideas, technology and leadership. The foundation of our supplier diversity program consists of a holistic approach to inclusive diversity with deliverables that enable success for our customers, team members, communities and shareholders.”

In 2019, Ericsson’s focus will continue to be on growing its award-winning Supplier Diversity program.  To accomplish our goals and to source diverse suppliers, Ericsson team members will participate in outreach events including workshops, panel discussions, round table and matchmaker events on a national and North Texas regional basis.  Additionally, on November 7th, 2019, Ericsson will host its seventh annual Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event.  This signature event provides opportunities for diverse suppliers to meet with Ericsson category managers.  It also offers informative general sessions where attendees have the chance to hear first-hand from Ericsson leaders about the current and future state of the telecommunication industry.  

In support of its program, Ericsson partners with the following best-in-class Supplier Diversity organizations:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (D/FW MSDC) *
  • Women's Business Council Southwest (WBCS)*
  • Technology Industry Group

*Ericsson serves on the Board of Directors

If you are a certified diverse supplier and would like to partner with Ericsson, please click here.

Catch us on the road! Below is a list of events Ericsson will attend in 2019:

WBCS Parade of Stars Gala, January 31, Dallas TX


WBENC Summit & Salute, March 11-13, Houston TX


 WBCS Connections to Contracts, April 10, Irving, TX


 D/FW MSDC BTTBU, April 26, Dallas TX


 D/FW MSDC Access Business Expo, May 6-7, Dallas TX


 WBENC Conference, June 25-27, Baltimore MD


 WBCS Harvesting Partnerships, September 5, TBD


NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange, October 13 – 16, Atlanta GA


 Ericsson Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event, November 7, Plano TX


 D/FW MSDC E Awards Gala, Dallas TX, November 22, Dallas TX

Contacts

Our Supplier Diversity Program is part of the MANA Strategic Sourcing function. Please click here to contact the Supplier Diversity Manager.

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About Ericsson

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, with about 40% of the world's mobile traffic carried through our networks. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world. For more than 140 years, our ideas, technology and people have changed the world: real turning points that have transformed lives, industries and society as a whole.