Releasing the Annual Report 2020 of Ericsson Nikola Tesla Group, and the recent research on the topic of large Croatian companies reporting about the negative impacts on climate, are the motive to look back at the long-term tradition of integrated reporting of this Croatian company. Long before it was legally required; to be more precise, at the end of the last century, we have been regularly reporting about the financial, as well as non-financial business results, which included and still include, business, environmental, and social responsibility. Such approach is related to a strategic direction of Ericsson Nikola Tesla Group on the application of the highest standards and practices in doing business and being committed to doing business responsibly.
According to recent research on the topic of large Croatian companies reporting on negative impacts on the climate, the awareness of the importance of recognizing, removing and reporting on the risks of negative impacts on the climate has not been raised sufficiently.Even though the results of the research are not encouraging and we hope that they will improve soon, we are proud that the research has shown that Ericsson Nikola Tesla Group is the only large company in Croatia which takes an overall look at the risks posed by negative impacts on the climate which arise from its activities and is also the absolute leader in reporting on the risks of negative impacts on the climate.
Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, Texas, has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a global front runner in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Forum has awarded the site with its prestigious “*Global Lighthouse” designation in recognition of Ericsson’s deployment of next-generation technology at the site and its subsequent impact – including an impressive 2.2 times improved output per employee when compared to a similar site without the automation and 4IR improvements.
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At the 9th international “Women in Business” conference, Lider business weekly and Bisnode company presented the list of most powerful women in Croatian business. Gordana Kovačević, president of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, has for many years been on the list of most influential women and named the most powerful woman in Croatian business for four consecutive years. This year, the jury therefore presented Gordana Kovačević with a special award for the overall contribution to Croatian economy.
At the annual conference on corporate social responsibility, CSR Index awards were officially presented for the 12th consecutive time. Organized by the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development (HR PSOR) and the Croatian Chamber of Economy (HGK), and in the presence of numerous renowned guests, the awards were presented to companies for the best CSR achievements. The companies were awarded in nine categories, and more than a hundred companies entered the competition this year.
Joint Information System for Land Registry and Cadaster (JIS), a project realized in the cooperation of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Ministry of Justice and State Geodetic Administration, was recognized as a support in creation of e-Croatia, a development of entrepreneurship and securing citizens’ trust into land registry and registries in the recently published first Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the Republic of Croatia. Ericsson Nikola Tesla, as a member of the Croatian Chamber of Economy’s CSR Association, was included in the contribution during the creation of VNR.
PRO PR Vision Manager Award for transparency in communication has been handed out for seven consecutive years. This year, the title of a PRO PR Vision Manager was awarded to the president of Ericsson Nikola Tesla Ms Gordana Kovačević. As stated in the explanation by the committee members, “in the management process over all these years, she has given a very important role to transparent communication, using different techniques and tools towards all the targeted members of the public in a sincere, comprehensible and transparent way, and has inspired the business community with the messages she has communicated.”
At the beginning of April an international scientific conference, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), which is one of the biggest international conferences on wireless communication, was held in Krakow (Poland). A paper that was written in collaboration of our expert and FER’s Professors, won the “Best Antenna Theory Paper” award.