Ericsson is committed to the 1.5°C ambition within the Paris Agreement, which requires targets throughout the whole value chain. By 2025, suppliers responsible for 90% of Ericsson’s upstream carbon emissions shall have their own 1.5°C aligned targets.
Ericsson will be carbon neutral in its operations by 2030 (scope 1 and 2) and have 1.5°C aligned science-based targets, to reduce the carbon emissions from own activities by 35% (fleet vehicles, facility energy usage, product transportation and business travels) and have 35% energy savings in Ericsson Radio Systems by 2022 (compared to 2016).
To further help its customers, Ericsson created ‘Breaking the Energy Curve’ framework, a unique approach that enables exponential growth of data traffic without increasing energy consumption, ultimately reducing carbon emissions from mobile networks.
Ericsson together with founding partners and the ‘Exponential Roadmap’ initiative established the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders group to accelerate global supply chain actions to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The initiative is supported by the International Chamber of Commerce, We Mean Business Coalition and the UN ‘Race to zero’ campaign.
The initiative shall accelerate global supply chain actions, by working together to halve emissions in our supply chains by 2030 and achieving net-zero before 2050.
The members have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain and integrating this objective into their business strategy to drive climate action as part of the wider role in society.
The initiative supports the newly launched SME Climate Hub, to support broader action within society and enable climate action for SMEs.