The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is thrilled to announce that, after participating as an observer, Ericsson will now become a GNI member, joining 12 leading information and communications technology (ICT) companies and more than 50 academic, civil society, and investor members from around the world.
“Joining GNI and its multistakeholder membership will help us to further strengthen our efforts to embed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) into our operations. It will also provide an important platform for collaboration to address evolving challenges for ICT companies,” said Ericsson Corporate Responsibility Expert, Théo Jaekel.
With headquarters in Sweden, Ericsson is a global leader in communications technology providing communications services, software, and infrastructure in over 180 countries worldwide.
“Ericsson’s membership is a testament to their corporate commitment to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy globally, bringing valuable expertise on vendor-specific issues on ICT and human rights to GNI,” said GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg.