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Conducting business responsibly is the foundation of Ericsson’s approach to sustainability and corporate responsibility. In line with Ericsson Code of Conduct for Business Partners, and specifically our Environmental requirements, Ericsson runs a Responsible Sourcing Environment Program. The program follows up on, supports, and encourage suppliers to conduct their business in ways that minimize negative environmental impacts, for their own operations, and in their supply chains.

Climate Action

Target: High emitting and strategic suppliers halve their emissions by 2030. Read about Ericsson's supplier climate target and approach here.

Ericsson has set a supplier climate target for 350 high emitting and strategic suppliers to set their own 1.5°C aligned climate targets. In simpler words this means that suppliers should halve absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and make their commitment public.

The Ericsson supplier climate target is supported by our Code of Conduct for Business Partners, our procurement process and is a contribution to Ericsson’s overall climate action approach.

Water management

Water management is of high importance everywhere Ericsson conducts business. Most water used in production and the business environment is fresh water and needs to be managed in a responsible way. Ways to reduce use of water, or systems to reuse water, as well as efficient cleaning of waste water is expected from the supply chain.

Waste management

By reducing the amount of material used and then using and reusing resources efficiently we impact the amount of waste that goes to landfill. This is a way of thinking that starts already in the design phase of both development and operations. All suppliers are encouraged to plan and develop waste management programs. More information about Ericsson’s commitment to reducing waste can be found on the Supply Waste page.

Environmental Governance

In the Ericsson Code of Conduct for business partners, there is strong emphasis on the importance of having good Environmental practices in place. Ericsson also has the complementary document Business Partner Environmental Requirements, which clarifies how companies are expected to conduct business in relations to environment.

The area is managed in tight collaboration with Ericsson Sustainability & Corporate Sustainability team and is followed up in Ericsson’s Executive Team. We also collaborate with other external parties such as NGOs, suppliers, peers in order to develop the area.