Ericsson Publishes Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report 2012
In its Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report 2012, Ericsson summarizes the performance and achievements of its global sustainability initiatives, which use connectivity to make a positive socio-economic and environmental impact throughout the value chain.
Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg says: “Many of the world’s major challenges – such as urbanization, climate change, and poverty – could benefit from solutions offered by mobile broadband.” Ericsson has long been engaged in the global conversation on sustainability and continues its leadership in several bodies to further dialogue on the role of Information and Communications Technology and sustainable development. Vestberg is personally involved in the Broadband Commission for Digital Development where he led the working group on climate change.
In 2009, Ericsson set a five-year target to reduce its carbon footprint intensity by 40%. That goal has been reached within four years, largely thanks to systematic improvements across the portfolio and by improving product energy efficiency.
Read the full report at www.ericsson.com/sustainability.