As we grow The Networked Society, we find new ways to collaborate, to share and to shape our future. Nowhere is this impact more immediate than in our ability to address global challenges in education, healthcare, climate change and humanitarian crises.

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Ericsson understands the potential the company has to help solve the world’s most pressing problems and the positive effect of the work we do. In fact, 71% of Ericsson employees feel that the company’s efforts on Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility have increased their overall job satisfaction. That’s 15% above the external benchmark for most companies.

Together with our employees, we look forward to addressing society’s challenges with the tools we already have in place – our technology that brings connectivity to every area of the world and our people who bring their knowledge and expertise to millions of people in need.

Ericsson and ShareTheMeal

A world with zero hunger by 2030 is possible, and we’re committed to doing out part. That’s why Ericsson is joining the World Food Programme’s ShareTheMeal campaign. Fighting hunger and malnutrition is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and as supporters of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we at Ericsson are doing everything we can to help achieve each and every one of these goals.

Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger

This goal is a pledge to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture – and the ShareTheMeal campaign can help eliminate hunger and reduce world famine.

Heather Johnson, Head of Strategic Programs and Communications, Sustainability & Public Affairs, says:

“Innovating Technology for Good is our company purpose, and we know that ICT can play an instrumental role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Joining the ShareTheMeal campaign reinforces our long-standing partnership with the WFP, along with other initiatives such as Ericsson Response that provides critical support during emergency relief operations by connecting WFP to power its operations and support humanitarian organizations. I hope everyone downloads the ShareTheMeal app and shares a meal. It’s easy to do and the effects are very far-reaching.”

How you can help

Download the WFP’s ShareTheMeal app for either iOS or Android. Once you have downloaded the app, search for #TeamEricsson using the ‘Community’ function and join the Ericsson team! You can contribute by sharing one meal or more at as little as USD 0.50 per meal.

If you have any questions please contact: share.the.meal@ericsson.com

Program highlights:

  • ShareTheMeal is an initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which is the leading humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Please check the website of the organization for more info: www.wfp.org
  • ShareTheMeal ensures that donations reach children in need as efficiently and effectively as possible.
  • ShareTheMeal focuses as much as possible on the countries where there is a great need in terms of funding gaps for the operations involved, or of urgency. For example, one recipient of ShareTheMeal resources is Yemen, since there is a looming famine affecting many children in the country.

For more information please check the ShareTheMeal website: www.sharethemeal.org.

If you have further questions, new ideas or experience technical problems with the app, please write us directly here: support@sharethemeal.org.

2015 Report: Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report for 2015 looks at the main areas where the company has been able to make the most significant impact and where we are focusing for the future.

Ericsson minute: sustainability

Thinking and acting sustainably is not just something that we do as a business. It is something that we support our customers to achieve as well. In this video, Walt Megura from our Industry and Society Team talks about how we support utilities companies to be more sustainable in their energy use. It’s another great example of Ericsson acting as a partner and planning for the future.

Technology for Good

Ericsson’s Technology for Good initiatives give employees many opportunities to address the most urgent needs in society, to help when humanitarian crises strike, and to confront global sustainable development challenges.

With the anticipation that 90% of the world’s population will have access to mobile communication in five years, Ericsson has an unprecedented opportunity to make a difference in ways that will affect generations. And we’re proud of what we’ve been able to do already. By mobilizing our people, our Technology for Good programs now benefit 4 million people across the globe. Take a look at the difference our people have made across the world - some of the areas where we’ve been able to make the most significant difference include:

Ericsson Response

Ericsson is proud of the hundreds of employees who come together through Ericsson Response to help with disaster relief efforts. Most volunteers offer technical and engineering expertise, such as establishing and repairing communications infrastructure, to help areas start to re-build after devastation.

Connect to Learn

Now launched in 21 countries, our Connect to Learn program gives students in less developed countries the opportunity to learn through a cloud-based ICT solution.

Millennium Villages

Since Ericsson joined the Millennium Villages Project in 2007, over 500,000 people in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa are benefiting from connectivity.

Read more about these programs and many others on our Technology for Good blog.

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