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2016-04-13

Ericsson SCR Report: ICT can accelerate Sustainable Development Goals

* Ericsson Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report 2015 details
company's performance in responsible business; energy, environment and
climate change; and communication for all
* Ericsson uses United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework
for measuring impact in society
* Ericsson's Technology for Good initiatives positively impact 20 million
people.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has published its 23rdannual Sustainability and
Corporate Responsibility Report, which details the company's performance in
2015 in three areas: responsible business; energy, environment and climate
change; and communication for all.

The report also highlights how Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
can enable all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
and even has the potential to accelerate their achievement.

Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: "The SDGs lay out a clear
path to a more sustainable world, and ICT is a powerful lever to make that
happen. We intend to build on our momentum from 2015 so everyone can benefit
from the opportunities afforded by the Networked Society."

Responsible business highlights

Conducting business with integrity and transparency is at the heart of
Ericsson's commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility.

The report shows that 99 percent of active Ericsson employees have
acknowledged the company's Code of Business Ethics. In 2015, the Ericsson
Compliance Line - which enables secure reporting of suspected violations -
was reinforced to support industry anti-corruption best practices.

Demonstrating its commitment to respecting human rights, Ericsson reported
according to the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights
framework for the second year in a row, and continues to be the only ICT
company to do so.

Energy, environment and climate change highlights

According to Ericsson research, ICT solutions can help reduce greenhouse gas
(GHG) emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030, more than the current carbon
footprint of the EU and US combined.

In 2015, Ericsson met the target to offset twice the amount of CO2 from its
own carbon footprint with solutions such as smart grids and intelligent
transport.

For customers, hardware platforms like the Ericsson Radio System, new software
and rural coverage solutions are all designed to help customers optimize
energy performance.

In 2015, Ericsson exceeded its goal to reduce CO2e emissions per employee by
30 percent - two years ahead of schedule. This amounted to a 42 percent
reduction compared with the 2011 baseline.

Communication for all

By the end of 2015, an estimated 20 million people had been directly impacted
by Ericsson's Technology for Good(TM) initiatives.

Connect To Learn, a global education initiative by the Earth Institute of
Columbia University, Millennium Promise and Ericsson, has now been launched
in 22 countries, where it is benefiting over 76,000 students. In 2015,
Connect To Learn was deployed in Myanmar, India, Tunisia and Sri Lanka.

Mobile financial services can be a game changer for advancing financial and
social inclusion. In 2015, Ericsson supported ASBANC, Peru's National Bank
Association, in an initiative to provide next-generation mobile financial
services to 2.1 million Peruvians - about 7 percent of the total population -
within five years.

The employee volunteer program Ericsson Response marked its 15thanniversary
during the year. Ericsson Response has so far supported 40 relief efforts in
30 countries, and was deployed in locations including Iraq, Nepal, Sierra
Leone, South Sudan and Vanuatu in 2015.

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate
Responsibility, Ericsson, says: "By embedding sustainability and corporate
responsibility into our business, we have a strong platform for progress and
positive impacts. We will continue to work in public-private partnership and
advocate Technology for Good to drive change for the better."

NOTES TO EDITORS

Ericsson Sustainability and CR Report 2015

Ericsson Sustainability

For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please
visitwww.ericsson.com/press

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in
communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with
every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society
to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband
and the cloud
- are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business,
increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new
opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries,
we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support
networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the
world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments
in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers -
stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales
in
2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ
OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Ericsson Corporate Communications
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