Sustainability is at the heart of our goal
At Ericsson, we have the expertise and commitment to make a positive impact. Sustainability is at the heart of our goal as a company and is embedded throughout our value chain. Our approach is holistic, covering responsible business, environmental sustainability and digital inclusion.
Our approach to environmental sustainability
The fight against climate change is an essential component of our sustainable development strategy. We rely on a circular economy approach in everything we do; and work to reduce the environmental impacts and emissions from our operations, our portfolio and through the solutions we offer across society at large.
We lead by example and although our own operations represent only a small part of the value chain emissions, we are also focused on optimizing our operations. This is why, in 2019, Ericsson set a goal of carbon neutrality for our own operations by 2030.
Climate action advocates
For more than two decades, we have championed climate action. We conduct peer-reviewed research, both alone and in collaboration with research partners in academia and business, on the environmental, social and economic effects of the ICT sector. We were also one of the first companies to implement a lifecycle assessment methodology as an environmental strategy tool, leveraging data from our own operations, as well as our customer networks and of the ICT ecosystem in the broad sense. We assess our carbon footprint every year and have set reduction targets which are approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative.