Ericsson publishes Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report03/05/2012
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Ericsson's 2011 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report, entitled Technology for Good, released today, highlights the company's ongoing efforts to help create a more sustainable world. Click here for a PDF copy of the report.
Ericsson believes that the transformational power of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) that can both spur socio-economic development and put us on the path to a low-carbon economy has never been greater.
Key highlights include:
Urbanization and sustainable cities - Ericsson recognizes the increasingly important role of cities in future sustainable development:
- Ericsson's research indicates that the increase in overall energy consumption from ICT will be moderate through 2020, thanks to gains in network energy efficiency.
- Ericsson became a founding member of the New Cities Foundation, an institution dedicated to improving quality of life and work in a 21st century global city.
- Ericsson's CEO chaired the Climate Change Working Group of the Broadband Commission, which delivered a report that made high-level policy recommendations on ICT's role in tackling climate change. "The Broadband Bridge: Linking ICT with Climate Action for a Low-Carbon Economy".
- Ericsson has increased 3G/4G energy efficiency by 85% in radio base stations over the last decade.
- Key initiatives such as Connect To Learn, Refugees United and Ericsson Response made significant progress in 2011.
- During 2011, Ericsson committed to work actively with the new UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, and strengthened internal due diligence processes in light of this.
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