Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Creating positive impact for all

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Environmental Sustainability

Responsible business

Digital inclusion

Ericsson and the Sustainable Development Goals

Reporting and performance

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report 2019

Empowering an intelligent, sustainable and connected world

Sustainability is central to Ericsson’s purpose. We are committed to creating positive impacts in society and reducing risks to Ericsson, our customers and society through our technology, our solutions and the expertise of our people. The work is a continuous journey and our Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility strategy covers three focus areas: Responsible business, Environmental sustainability and Digital inclusion.

Sustainability is a value creator

Sustainability is at the heart of our company purpose “Empowering an intelligent, sustainable and connected world” and it is integrated into Ericsson’s strategy becoming an ever more fundamental part of creating business and societal value.


Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report 2019

To further demonstrate our commitment to climate action, we have set a Group target to be carbon neutral in our own operations by 2030. Read more about Ericsson’s Sustainability environmental, social and economic impacts, targets and performance.

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Technology for Good Impact Report

This report highlights cases where our technology and expertise are helping to solve global challenges, across broad themes of climate change and reducing inequalities.

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Breaking the energy curve report

Breaking the energy curve report highlights Ericsson’s unique network-level approach to help communication service providers to quadruple data traffic without increasing energy consumption.

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Quick guide to your digital carbon footprint

Have you ever thought about how your online activities impact the climate? According to this report, the true impact may be a lot smaller than you think.

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Sustainability research

A fundamental aspect to Ericsson’s approach is basing our sustainability strategies and decisions on research and science.

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Sustainability performance

Here we present information on our performance, reporting standards, external assurance, carbon footprint and Sustainability Report archive.

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Contributing to the Global Goals

While the ICT sector has the potential to positively enable the achievement of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ericsson is contributing primarily through SDG 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure, and SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals. We believe that the combination of these two SDGs enables us to create positive impact at scale and address a number of global challenges. Explore our cases here.

Our impact around the world