Ericsson, a company with more than 110,000 employees, is on track to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% per employee by 2017. The full-year reduction for 2014 was 10% per employee.
The company has published its 22nd Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report summarising its performance during 2014 in the several areas, including Energy.
As of 31 March 2015, the total female workforce across Ericsson in the Middle East and East Africa region is 13%. Ericsson joined forces with TechWomen, which empowers and connects next-generation female leaders from Africa and the Middle East in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing access and opportunities for career advancement, last year.
Ericsson Response, a global employee volunteer initiative provides communication expertise and equipment to support aid workers and NGOs in disaster relief and humanitarian efforts on the ground. In 2014 there were 30,000 refugees in Arbat and 90,000 in Deniz, which were provided connectivity, in addition to more than 200,000 humanitarians.
Rafiah Ibrahim, president at Ericsson region Middle East and East Africa said: “We believe that, being the leaders in the ICT industry, we have a responsibility to use our innovation to improve people’s lives. Our innovation is transforming the way in which people live, communicate and collaborate. The Networked Society will lead the way for an environmentally sustainable and impartial development of our economies and society as a whole, and today we are at the forefront of this change.”