Ericsson

Background - April 27, 2010

Summary 53/100

Leaderboard, coming in second overall, largely on the strength of its solutions case studies and thorough methodology for measuring net emission reductions from mobile solutions.backbone for the explosive growth of mobile voice and data transmission. Ericsson makes a strong debut on the Cool ITEricsson is one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment companies, providing a significant part of the

Outgoing CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg was among the strongest corporate voices calling for governments to act in the lead-up to Copenhagen, and this position will hopefully be retained under Ericsson’s new CEO Hans Vestberg. Ericsson is well positioned to leverage its mobile communication technologies to provide transformative lower-carbon business models across a number of other sectors, and more specific engagement in the policy arena by Ericsson is needed to make these reductions real.

Solutions 30/50

Ericsson scores very strongly on the solutions criteria, right behind Cisco and ahead of Fujitsu. It has rigorous Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of its equipment and solutions and strong public methodology, which also accounts for the type of power communications equipment it utilizes in different locations.

Footprint 10/15

Ericsson scores top marks for a target of 40 percent emissions reductions by 2012. Ericsson does not have a public renewable energy target.

Advocacy 13/35

Ericsson’s CEO was the boldest CEO of all the tech companies before and during the Copenhagen Climate Summit, emphasizing the role of IT solutions in reducing emissions in a clean and prosperous economy. Ericsson could improve by providing more specific evidence of how it is pushing for stronger climate regulation with politicians.

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