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Ericsson Response wins GLOMO Award at MWC18!

Pictured from left to right: two GSMA representatives; Enrica Porcari, CIO at World Food Programme; Heather Johnson, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson; and GSMA Director General Mats Granryd.

At the Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards during Mobile World Congress 2018, Ericsson received the award for Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations for our Ericsson Response mission in the Caribbean during 2017. Ericsson and our UN partner World Food Programme received the award from Mats Granryd, Director-General of the GSMA.

The judges said: “This shows the massive difference it makes when technology companies and their employees put their skills, tech and money to good use. It’s a taste of how the world could be if other tech companies followed this example.”

Ericsson was shortlisted for all four of our submissions in the Social Good category, out of over 700 received by the GLOMO judges. The other initiatives were:

  • Connect to Learn Myanmar for Best Mobile Innovation for Education
  • Green Scheduler with Lean Carrier for the Green award
  • Ericsson’s IoT Landslide Alarm Solution, a second submission for best use of mobile for humanitarian response.

You can read about all of these initiatives in our recently published Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report.

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson leads Ericsson's sustainability and corporate responsibility work. Her focus is on advocating the role that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can play in addressing global challenges in areas such as poverty, development, climate change and human rights. She also manages the company's relationships with key sustainability stakeholders, including investors, NGOs, the UN and other international organizations, as well as partnerships such as the World Economic Forum.