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Defining our significant issues (materiality)

Our sustainability and CR reporting is produced according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and AA1000.

We use a materiality assessment to define our significant issues and report on our performance. We consider a wide range of economic, environmental and social impacts significant to our business, or which substantively influence the views and decisions of our key stakeholders. We use inclusivity, materiality and responsiveness principles to manage our sustainability and CR Program.

Materiality matrix

Defining our significant issues

Conducting business responsibly* (Purple)

A. Anti-corruption

B. Radio waves and public health

C. Right to privacy

D. Freedom of expression

E. Labor standard issues

F. Responsible sourcing (including materials sourcing)

G. Diversity and inclusion

H. Occupational health and safety

I. Employee engagement

J. Responsible tax

Energy, environment and climate change* (Green)

K. Ericsson carbon footprint (GHG emissions) and climate change

L. Product energy performance

M. Materials usage

N. Life cycle impacts of products and services (including electrical and electronic waste management)

O. Water and wastewater management

P. Contribution to low-carbon economy

Communication for all* (Orange)

Q. Strategic partnerships for socio-economic development

R. Access to education (including peacebuilding and conflict resolution)

S. Access to communication

T. Humanitarian response (including disaster response)