Diversity and inclusion are strategic to our business. A workforce with a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences drives innovation and makes the business more resilient. It is a key success factor in an increasingly global, multi-faceted and competitive market.
Ericsson is committed to equal opportunity in employment, development, compensation and all other personnel actions without discrimination due to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic background, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age or union membership.
We strive for inclusion where we treasure diversity and build communities of engaged employees. Integrated across the company Diversity and inclusion are integral to our vision, strategy and company values.
Our diversity and inclusion agenda is mainly owned and driven by our local organizations - change needs to happen close to where our employees are in order to be relevant and engaging. A global framework managed by our Human Resources at group level, aims to give guidance and an overall umbrella for all our activities and initiatives is based upon our core values and people philosophy. Focus areas, initiatives, progress etc is reported mainly through our annual report and corporate sustainability reports. Our CEO and the Executive Team are our ambassadors for change, and actively engage in a varity of activities and projects.
Reducing inequality is a key focus of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To build on our diversity and inclusion efforts, in addition to a strong foundation, robust governance structure, and ambitious targets, we continually raise awareness to ensure our strategy is implemented across the organization.