Ericsson gets first global ISO 14001 certification

Ericsson gets first global ISO 14001 certification A major environmental milestone confirming Ericsson's commitment to combining excellent business practices with environmental leadership. Ericsson has received the first-ever worldwide ISO 14001 certification granted by British Standards Institute, BSI, for its Environmental Management System (EMS). This certification, marks the first time ever that a company receives one ISO 14001 certificate encompassing worldwide operations, both manufacturing and non-manufacturing. ISO 14001 is the internationally recognized standard for Environmental Management Systems. "The way we have developed our Environmental Management System (EMS) enables Ericsson to clearly identify our environmental impacts, set goals and manage performance against those targets," says Lars Göran Bernau, Ericsson's Director of Sustainability & Environment. "This provides key management information, not tied to any specific organizational structure." In 1999, Ericsson made the decision to expand the scope of the EMS companywide - to cover all global operations - manufacturing and non- manufacturing. It was determined that real environmental contributions will come from the involvement and commitment of all employees. "Ericsson must be congratulated on this achievement, which is BSI's first global certification to ISO 14001. It endorses a commitment from Ericsson to continually improve the way it manages environmental issues, and its commitment to systematic and sustainable improvement," says Nick Moy, managing director of BSI Global Quality Services. This certification milestone confirms Ericsson's commitment to combining excellent business practices with environmental leadership. For additional details regarding the environmental program see web: Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world. Read more at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Elisabeth Broberg, Press Officer, External Relations Phone: +46 730 311 884, E-mail:

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