Defining our significant topics

Ericsson regularly assesses its significant economic, environmental and social topics to provide a foundation for our sustainability and corporate responsibility strategic priorities. This is a central component of the situational analysis for the strategy, target setting, risk management and reporting.

The assessment is done on an annual basis and it combines two perspectives, Ericsson’s business impact on economic, environmental and social topics, and their importance to stakeholders. The definition of the topics assessed is made in accordance to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

The identified significant topics in 2019 are shown in the matrix below and covered in the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report 2019 on pages 180–195.

Materiality matrix 2019

Defining our significant topics