Supplier Diversity Program in North America

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.”

Ericsson North America supports the inclusion of certified minority, women, veteran and LGBT companies in our sourcing opportunities.  In 2019, Ericsson’s focus will 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)*
  •  North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce
  •  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!  Ericsson will attend these events 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

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


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