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Ericsson sustainability and corporate responsibility

Pioneering a sustainable future

On a journey to a connected and sustainable world

We believe in a world where limitless connectivity improves lives, redefines business and pioneers a sustainable future. That's why sustainability and corporate responsibility underpins everything we do. Let us tell you more about our goals and what we're doing to meet them.

Climate action

Our goal is to shape the future through digitalization and minimize negative effects on the environment. Every step we take in achieving that goal is guided by a circular economy approach. With our initiatives, we help protect the environment and work towards a Net Zero ambition.

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Our journey to Net Zero starts here

By 2040, we aim to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emission across the value chain. It is a challenging ambition, but one that we can achieve together with our customers. Our aim is to realize a significant milestone in 2030 - being Net Zero in our own activities and reducing emissions in the supply chain and portfolio by 50%.

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Breaking the energy curve

The demand on mobile networks continues to grow - but that doesn't mean energy use and related emissions need to grow along with it. We know it is possible for our customers to scale up 5G, while improving network energy performance - let's break the energy curve.

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Climate targets for suppliers and the supply chain

Our suppliers also have an important role to play in achieving our Net Zero ambitions. That’s why we’ve asked the strategic suppliers to join us in achieving our common aspirations - halving absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

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Decarbonize industries with connectivity and 5G

Did you know that broadband cellular connectivity, primarily 5G, provides capabilities to reduce global emissions? High-emitting sectors like energy, manufacturing and transportation can benefit from digitilization to accelerate their decarbonization efforts. Read more in our whitepaper.

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Case: Connected Mangroves

Ericsson’s mangrove reforestation project in the Philippines demonstrates what can be achieved when connected technologies are deployed to mitigate climate change. We work alongside governments and societies to deliver bold solutions to halve global emissions by 2030.

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Digital inclusion

Universal and meaningful connectivity is critical to enable the digital transformation and sustainable development of society. Around 2.7 billion people still lack access to the internet. While increasing coverage remains an important issue to address, reducing the usage gap with relevant tools and digital skills development is also key to providing meaningful connectivity and closing the digital divide.

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A brighter financial future for everyone with Mobile Financial Services

We power financial inclusion in underserved markets. Our Mobile Financial Services is key to achieving that goal. It combines the power of mobile communication and financial services to offer easy-to-use and secure next-generation mobile money, digital wallet, and digital payment services. That's how we build a better and brighter future for everyone.

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Bridging the digital divide with Fixed Wireless Access

Mobile broadband is one of the most cost efficient technology options to connect society, and fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is an efficient and scalable alternative to wired connections to create universal and meaningful connectivity, especially in emerging markets.

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Making quality education more accessible

Connect To Learn empowers teachers and schools to deliver student-centered, high-quality, 21st-century education using technology. The program also provides children and young people around the world the digital tools and training to develop their digital skills.

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Communication in humanitarian emergencies

Ericsson Response volunteers enable temporary voice and data connectivity in disaster zones. With this help, humanitarian relief agencies can quickly and efficienctly coordinate their relief efforts.

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Corporate responsibility

We take pride in being a responsible and relevant driver of positive change in society. We work continuously to improve and strengthen our business practices, with a focus on building and maintaining trust, transparency, and integrity. The Ericsson Code of Business Ethics is our guiding framework to conduct business responsibly and to remind us that every action counts. 

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Health, safety and well-being

We care about our employees and anyone working on our behalf. Our Target Zero commitment is an inclusive, risk-based approach focused on making sure everyone working for us returns home safely. And by taking responsibility for ourselves and each other, we can make it possible. Read more about how we do it.

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Human rights

We believe access to communications is a basic human need. Simultaneously, we need to ensure that our technology is used and deployed responsibly. To achieve that ambition, we continuously work on developing and strengthening our human rights framework according to the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights.

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Diversity and inclusion

We believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation, creating greater business value. From our teams and leaders to our communications and programs, we strive to reach and support all communities, within and outside of the business, creating a space that encourages a diversity of perspectives.

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Sustainability Report 2022

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report

The report includes information on Ericsson’s environmental, social and corporate governance performance, activities and impact.

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