"Our 2012 performance can be briefly described in three key focus areas:Thepositive impact of mobile broadband, energy continued. and climate change,andconducting business responsibly," she
She covered specific activities that Ericsson is driving in the areas ofhumanrights, and anti-corruption. She said: "We have updated our Code ofBusinessEthics to reflect the new UN Guiding Principles for Business and HumanRights aswell as initiated a two-year business learning program on human rights andbusiness.
"Our Zero tolerance for corruption sets a high bar for responsible businessandduring the year we joined the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative,PACI,established by members of the World Economic Forum, to counter bribery andprovide a platform for corporate anti-corruption programs," Weidman-Grunewaldconcluded.
Vestberg wrapped up his presentation to shareholders by awarding threeEricssonemployees the title "Inventor of the Year." Together, the three engineersarebehind 292 patent applications, related to antenna and radio technologywithinHSPA and LTE.
Vestberg said: "We continuously aim to create a culture where ourcolleagues canbe creative and contribute to Ericsson's ability to always be on thecuttingedge, and create new technologies as well as invent new solutions.
"Bo Göransson, George Jöngren, and Henning Weimann are some ofthe manyfantastic examples of the unique competence, experience and professionalismthatour 110,255 employees bring to work every day. Their work is extremelyimportantto ensure Ericsson's leadership," Vestberg concluded.
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Ericsson's 2012 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility reportPress release on the sustainability report
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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.
Focus on profitable growth and sustainability at AGM:http://hugin.info/1061/R/1691337/555527.pdf
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