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Ericsson takes China award

May 2008

The Ericsson telecoms group has been given the China Green Company award. The title was awarded to Ericsson by the China Entrepreneur magazine, the Daonong Enterprise Institute and the Guanghua management school of Beijing University for its commitment to innovation in environmental protection.
   
China Entrepreneur, the business magazine known as Forbes in China, announced at the awards ceremony: ‘Ericsson has developed forward-looking strategies from an early stage to deal with climate change, and has effectively realized product differentiation through continuous technology innovation, development of energy-efficient telecom equipment, network and sites optimization, as well as pioneering of alternative energy sources.

‘In China, Ericsson has fully implemented international standards like Product Life Cycle Assessments and supply chain management, and supplied employees with ergonomic office facilities reflecting its commitment to environmental protection as a responsible corporate citizen in China.’    

Mats Olsson, president of Ericsson Greater China, said: ‘We will provide more innovative services to our customers in China through our continuous green innovation.’

The company expects to have improved energy efficiency worldwide by 80 per cent between 2001 and the end of this year.  

The rating system for the Chinese award consisted mainly of the environmental index and the social index, including environment perception and policy, environmental impact assessment, performance, business prospects and protection, public relations, publicity of environmental information, employee relationship, treatment of consumers, social participation and social commitment.

The ceremony was part of the 2008 China Green Company annual conference in Beijing.




Further Information
http://www.ericsson.com/corporate_responsibility
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