• Ericsson Supply Site Jaipur awarded "Challengers Award - Large Business" at the Frost & Sullivan ‘Green Manufacturing Excellence Awards – 2013
  • Complements Ericsson’s recent achievement of meeting its global sustainability targets a year ahead of schedule.
  • Recognizes effective deployment of Green Manufacturing Practices at Ericsson

Ericsson today announced that its manufacturing Supply Site in Kukas, Jaipur, received the ‘Challengers Award – Large Business’ at the Frost & Sullivan ‘Green Manufacturing Excellence Awards’. Ericsson won this award after a stringent assessment done by the Frost & Sullivan representatives, who appreciated Ericsson’s approach to reduce its own carbon footprint consistently and life cycle management solutions for products/solutions development.

Speaking on the occasion, Daniel Sundelius, Head – Ericsson Supply Site Jaipur said, "We are delighted to have received this award from Frost & Sullivan. Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (CR) have always been a priority at Ericsson and a natural part of our identity since our commencement. This award recognizes the effective deployment of Green Manufacturing Practices at Ericsson. We have been committed towards identifying and implementing sustainable manufacturing practices in our operations and supply chain."

The Ericsson Supply Site Jaipur was India’s first such telecom equipment site set up in 1994 at Kukas, Jaipur (Rajasthan). It has been critical in addressing local market demand from customers keeping in mind the company’s sustainability initiatives. At this supply unit, Ericsson manages production lines providing equipment for radio access network, core network, transmission solutions and modules. Over the years, Ericsson India has significantly increased its local production capabilities both in terms of capacity and cutting edge technology. Ericsson expanded its existing manufacturing level from AXE wireline switching to become the first multinational company to set up manufacturing of GSM Radio Base Station (RBS) series at its facility in Kukas, Rajasthan. In year 2011, another assembly line was added to increase the production capacity. Ericsson is now extending its capabilities towards exports from India.

As a part of the assessment process, Frost & Sullivan evaluated initiatives taken and results achieved towards Reduce, Reuse and Recycle of Materials, Water, Energy, Emissions, Effluents, Waste and Products and Services. It also captured the efforts made by Ericsson Supply Site Jaipur towards sustainable manufacturing practices, creation of a safe workplace for employees and impact on society on account of the plant’s operations.

Frost & Sullivan launched the ‘Green Manufacturing Excellence Awards’ in 2009. The objective of this award platform is to propagate the concept of sustainable development and assist companies in adopting these concepts through assessments, feedback, benchmarking and sharing of best practices. The annual cycle ends with recognizing companies, who have been the frontrunners in the sustainable development journey on a national platform.


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