The report describes in detail Ericsson's Technology for Good projects andthemilestones achieved in 2012. Connect To Learn, the global educationinitiative,has now been launched at 33 schools ranging from Brazil to Ghana. More than185,000 refugees are now registered on the Refugees United mobile platformtohelp re-connect missing family. Ericsson is the technology partner to thePeaceEarth Foundation, which launched its Youth Peacemaker Network inUganda andSouth Sudan.
The report covers Ericsson's strengthened focus on ways of conductingbusinessresponsibly. The Code of Business Ethics, summarizing the key grouppolicies anddirectives governing relationships in the company and with stakeholders,wasupdated in 2012 to reflect the new UN Guiding Principles for Business andHumanRights, and Ericsson's commitment to respect human rights throughout itsoperations. To support implementation of the principles, the companylaunched atwo-year business learning program on human rights. Ericsson has alsojoined theWorld Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI).
Ericsson's first environmental report was published in 1993. Read the full2012report at www.ericsson.com/sustainability.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Weidman-Grunewald will join Vestberg onstage for the company's AnnualGeneralMeeting of Shareholders on April 9 in Kista, Sweden to launch the report.
Backgrounders on Technology For Good programs are available atwww.ericsson.com/press
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Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology andservices.We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutionsthatallow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainablesocieties around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure withinInformationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.Today40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks andwesupport customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.
We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.In2012 the company's net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion).Ericssonis listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
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