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, including a ban on the use of forced or bonded labor and child labor. This issue is reflected in legislation, such as the UK Modern Slavery Act that passed into law in 2015. More information in Ericsson's Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.