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 LGBT, minority, women, and veteran companies in our sourcing opportunities.  In 2020, Ericsson’s focus will continue the growth of 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, for the eighth year,  Ericsson will host its 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:

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (D/FW MSDC) *
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
  • North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NTxLGBTCC)
  • Tech: SCALE
  • Women's Business Council Southwest (WBCS)*
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

*Ericsson serves on the Board of Directors

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

Catch us on the road!  Ericsson will attend these events in 2020:

NTxLGBTCC Business & Community Excellence Awards Luncheon, January 31,
Dallas TX


WBCS Parade of Stars Gala, February 4,
Dallas TX


DF/W MSDC Hard Hat 2020, March 3,
Dallas TX


WBENC Summit & Salute, March 16-18,
Nashville TN


WBCS Connections to Contracts, April 14,
Irving, TX


DF/W MSDC BTTBU, April 24,
Dallas TX


DF/W MSDC Access Business Expo, May 4-5,
Dallas TX


NTxLGBTCC Business Equality Conference, June 17,
Dallas TX


WBENC Conference, June 23-25,
Atlanta, GA


WBCS Harvesting Partnerships, September 10,
TBD TX


Out & Equal Workplace Summit, October 5-8,
Las Vegas NV


NMSDC Conference, October 26 – 28,
Phoenix AZ


Ericsson Supplier Diversity Matchmaker, TBD,
Plano TX


DF/W MSDC E Awards Gala, Dallas TX, November 20,
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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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.