We have made the world a smaller place by connecting people through communications technology: from telegraphy to fixed telephony to mobile. As a 5G technology leader we are making it even smaller as we move from connecting every ‘one’ to connecting every ‘thing’.

It all started in a mechanical workshop in Stockholm in 1876 where Lars Magnus Ericsson designed telephones and his wife Hilda manufactured them by winding copper wire coils.

Ericsson revolutionized fixed communications with new switching techniques. We did it again with fixed telephone digital technology, and then came mobility.

We have been a technology leader in every generation of mobile communications. When broadband was in its infancy, Ericsson was already working on the technology that would become 3G. Ericsson was working on 4G long before the smartphone became ubiquitous. Our technology leadership has been a key industry driver towards 5G.

With 5G now a commercial reality, we continue to invest to strengthen 5G leadership and help our customers, and by association their customers, capture the full value of connectivity.

Our portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and Other. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams.

The Ericsson shares trade on Nasdaq Stockholm and the Ericsson ADSs trade on NASDAQ New York.

  • Size: Large
  • Type: Private company
  • Listed: Listed
  • Sector: Telecommunications
  • Country: Sweden
  • Country Status: OECD
  • Employees: 50,000 - 100,000
  • Revenue: Not provided
  • GRI Community: Not provided
  • Stock listing code: Not provided


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HQ Address: Torshamnsgatan 23, Kista
HQ City: Stockholm
Contact person: Alfredo Fern√°ndez
Email: send email




Main risks are described in Ericsson Annual Report / Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report per significant issue, as well as part of Annual Report /Risk factors:

Main risks related to Respect for human rights include: Misuse of Ericsson’s technology could adversely impact right to privacy and freedom of expression. And Lack of adherence to labor standards in the supply chain could adversely impact on labor rights

Main risks related to Anti-corruption include: Workforce or third-party failure to comply with anti-corruption laws, regulations and Ericsson’s related Policies and Directives.

Main risks related to Information security and privacy include: Workforce or third-party failure to comply with information security and privacy laws, regulations and Ericsson's related Policies and Directives. Threat actors targeting Ericsson’s Intellectual Property and financial, customer and personal data. Impact on society and on the trust that society places in organizations that handle information due to attacks on infrastructure, or crimes focusing on the theft or misuse of information or tampering with it. And more stringent or new stakeholder or regulatory information security and privacy requirements may impact Ericsson’s business.

Main risks related to Diversity and inclusion include: Ericsson’s Focused Strategy to continue to improve profitability could impact the number of new recruits therefore influencing the overall diversity of the workforce. Limited availability of female STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) profiles. And inequalities in certain countries may impact gender diversity.

Main risks related Occupational health and safety include: Failure to meet legal and customer requirements. And lack of compliance to Ericsson’s occupational health and safety requirements in the supply chain.

Main risks related to Supply chain include: Workforce or third-party failure to comply with the Ericsson Code of Conduct. Change or new regulatory requirements could adversely affect the sourcing, availability and pricing of materials used in the manufacture of products. Inability to sufficiently verify the origins for conflict minerals contained in Ericsson’s products through the due diligence procedures, which may result in harm of reputation. And potential armed conflicts, human rights violations and negative environmental impacts in Ericsson’s supply chain.

Main risks related to Radio waves and health include: Perceived health risks related to radio frequency electromagnetic fields may increase regulatory requirements and cause infrastructure deployment delays. And perceived risk or new scientific findings of adverse health effects from mobile communication devices and equipment could impact the Company through a reduction in sales or through liability claims.

Main risks related to Climate change include: Difficulty to estimate the future impact of climate change and environmental matters. Adverse future events, such as extreme weather conditions. And new or changes in stakeholders or regulatory environmental requirements related to Ericsson's own activities and to product energy consumption

Main risks efficient use of raw materials include: Materials scarcity and regulatory requirements may impact supplier ability to deliver components. And Ericsson products not entering our Product take-back Program may end up in poorly managed waste treatment


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