Responsible sourcing

Managing the social, ethical, environmental and human rights impacts in our supply chain is part of our value chain approach to embedding corporate responsibility throughout our business. Build capacity for our suppliers to meet high standards in all of these areas is a fundamental part of our approach.

Sustainable management of supply chains is of growing importance to our stakeholders, including customers and investors. We have set social and environmental requirements for our suppliers for many years. We will continue our cooperation with suppliers, and we will increase our engagements in strategic areas, all to improve sustainable capabilities in the supply chain.

You find our supplier requirements, our ongoing Program Area and results, and the trainings that we have available for external parties below on this page. All Program Area have appointed Program Area managers from our Responsible Sourcing team.

Supplier requirements

Sustainable management of supply chains is of growing importance to our stakeholders, including customers and investors. Our requirement documents contain our current requirements on our suppliers to fulfill our wanted position in these areas.

Explore our supplier requirements and sourcing conditions.

Supplier audit programs

Ericsson views each audit as an opportunity for improvement and suppliers are expected to address all identified findings, by taking appropriate corrective actions. Ericsson has two types of Supplier audits:

  • The Supplier Code of Conduct Audit Program is the audit program where all topics of the Code audited. This program is handled by third party auditors.

  • The Contract Compliance Audit Program is handled by internal Ericsson auditors. These audits cover the requirements from the Code as well as other criteria that are related to supplier agreements, such as Trade Compliance, Business Continuity Management and Security.

Read the full scope

Code of Conduct program areas

Human rights

Ericsson is a firm believer in conducting business responsibly, and we therefore acknowledge our responsibility to respect human rights across the value chain. This includes ensuring that risks in our supply chain are identified, prevented or otherwise addressed.

Anti-corruption

A key component of Responsible Sourcing is our Supplier Anti-Corruption program. This program strongly focuses on ensuring our suppliers do not engage in corruptible behaviour or business practices.

Environment

Ericsson cannot successfully keep track of and reduce our adverse environmental impacts without considering the entire supply chain. Good supplier collaboration is our focus and of the utmost importance in these efforts.

Occupational health and safety

Ericsson has a vision of Zero OHS incidents in the supply chain. Our suppliers are required to provide a safe and healthy working environment as part of their business commitment to Ericsson.

Trainings

Online training for suppliers

Working together with suppliers with the aim of continual improvement is an important part of our approach.
We offer free online training to all suppliers, and other stakeholders, in four areas.

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