Ericsson publishes responsibility report

Ericsson has launched its 22nd annual sustainability and corporate responsibility report. By 2020, 90% of the world’s population will be covered by mobile broadband networks.

This scale brings unprecedented opportunity to address global sustainable development challenges.

In the Networked Society, Ericsson is the leading advocate of Technology for Good™.

It is a concept the company works with every day and is the overarching theme of Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report.

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald,Vice President Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, said: “We strive to be positive change-makers in the Networked Society.”

Ericsson aims to create positive impacts for its stakeholders and its business while managing environmental, social and ethical risks. Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility are central to Ericsson’s core business and its commitment to the triple bottom line of responsible financial and environmental performance and socio-economic development

Report highlights:
•    Ericsson is the first ICT company to report according to the new UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Reporting Framework.
•    The latest mobile platform, Ericsson Radio System, enables a 50% improvement in energy efficiency which will mitigate the energy consumption required to meet growing demands for data.
•    The company carbon footprint target to reduce 30% CO2 emissions per employee by 2017 is on track with 10% reduction achieved in 2014.
•    Ericsson’s Technology for Good™ programs are benefiting over four million people around the world in areas such as financial inclusion, education and humanitarian response.

The report has been assured by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The GRI G3 guidelines have been used in compiling the Report and a complete GRI compilation appears online. Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report 2014 achieved an A+ application level.

View the full report here