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Company impact

As part of our climate action, we manage the environmental impact of our activities with a particular focus on our carbon footprint.

Tracking our carbon footprint

Ericsson was one of the corporate pioneers in implementing life-cycle assessment methodology as an environmental strategy tool. The Company assesses annually its carbon footprint and has set targets for its reduction that are approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative. Ericsson’s continued research shows that energy consumption during the use phase remains a major contributor to the carbon footprint of ICT. The Ericsson life-cycle assessment – carbon footprint 2018 shows that products in operation account for two thirds of the CO2e emissions.

Ericsson’s own activities

We strive for continuous improvement of energy used in our own activities to minimize negative environmental and climate impact. As an approved Science Based Target, Ericsson is aiming for a 35% carbon footprint reduction from its own activities from 2016 to 2022.

We manage direct and indirect environmental impact from our own activities, focusing on our carbon footprint in the areas below, to:

  • Reduce energy usage in facilities (direct)
  • Improve fleet vehicle management (direct)
  • Shift transport of products from air to surface (indirect)
  • Manage business travel (indirect)

For more facts and figures, please read the latest Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report