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Energy, environment and climate action

Proactive management of issues relating to energy, environment and climate action is a core component of our company strategy and corporate culture. We leverage a circular economy approach in everything we do; and work to reduce environmental impacts and emissions from our operations, our portfolio and in society.

 

Circular economy

Circular economy

As a global company, efficient use of natural resources is important and we use a circular economy thinking as the platform for managing our environmental impact. Our circular economy approach builds on over 20 years of lifecycle assessments, which include data on raw material extraction, manufacturing, transport, use of products, and end-of-life management.

Exponential Climate Action Roadmap

Ericsson is participating and contributed to Exponential Climate Action Roadmap report launched at the Global Climate Action Summit 2018. The report shows the potential for all sectors of the global economy - energy, technology, food and agriculture, industry, buildings and transport - to halve greenhouse gas emissions by around 2030. Read more.

Science Based Targets

In 2017 Ericsson bolstered our commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement by joining the Science Based Target initiative, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint by 35% in 2022. Read more.

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Company impact

We manage the environmental impact of our own activities with a particular focus on carbon footprint. Learn about our continuous work to reduce emissions from our own activities—and how we achieved a CO2e drop of nearly 50% over the past six years.

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Energy efficiency and portfolio

Reducing energy consumption and CO2e is a priority for the telecommunications industry. It is possible for operators to manage ever increasing data traffic, improve app coverage and lower energy consumption when energy performance is addressed for entire network. 

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Climate change

Since Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a carbon-lean sector that accounts for less than 2% of global CO2 emissions, we advocate for ICT-based solutions, such as the Internet of Things, as a viable means for cities and society to reduce carbon footprints.

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From waste to resource

Minimizing waste is key to a circular economy and high reuse and recycling rates start with smart product design. Upcoming material efficiency standards include requirements on design for recyclability, reuse and recovery.

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Breaking the energy curve

We help customers to “break the energy curve” as we move toward 5G by driving energy performance improvements in standards. We also develop energy-optimized products, solutions and services both for 5G and for the current installed base.

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Leveraging the Internet of Things

ICT solutions such Internet of Things (IoT) can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15% by 2030. The main areas where ICT can support are transportation, travel, buildings, electricity grids, services, manufacturing, agriculture and land use.

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