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Ericsson among top sustainable companies: WSJ

WASHINGTON, 15 days ago

Ericsson is in the top percentile for its ability to create long-term shareholder value through sustainable business practices, according to a new ranking by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Sustainability is central to Ericsson’s purpose – and the company was recently ranked #12 on The Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World.

“The ranking shows that Ericsson is positioned to adapt and thrive in the long term,” said Heather Johnson, Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility.

“We firmly believe in sustainability practices based on science and embedded throughout our business can help create value for employees, customers, investors and – ultimately – society. It’s excellent recognition of cross-company collaboration to reduce risks and create positive impacts across our value-chain.”
 
The ranking was developed by the Wall Street Journal’s environmental, social and governance analysts, who assessed more than 5,500 publicly traded businesses based on sustainability metrics in areas such as business models and innovation, external social and product issues, employee and workplace issues, and the environment.

The ranking’s methodology takes a broad view of sustainability, one which assesses a company’s leadership and governance practices for their ability to create value for shareholders over the long term.

For all of the companies, transparency was key. Scores reflect the amount of publicly available information about each company’s policies, initiatives and performance metrics—all of which can be important indicators of a company’s long-term financial performance and the effects it could have on the planet and people. .

Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility strategy focuses on three pillars: responsible business, environmental sustainability and digital inclusion.

“We are convinced that digitalization and mobile broadband networks will help tackle global challenges,” said Johnson. “By integrating purpose and business strategy, we can amplify the impact and value delivered.” – TradeArabia News Service




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