Sustainable Development Goals

Through our products and internal policies, we seek to advance the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which provide a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

The Sustainable Development Goals (see illustration below) constitute an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

Focus Areas

We consider the Sustainable Development Goals in our strategy work and daily business, and make direct contributions to a number of them. For example, the company continuously strives to improve working conditions, protect the environment, and promote human rights.

Our software enables network operators, system suppliers, and service providers to successfully optimize and secure information and communication networks, and to develop innovative services based on these networks. The impact is notable in three sustainability areas: 1) efficiency in materials and energy use for information and communication networks, 2) enabling digital transformation, and 3) cybersecurity, and our software offers:

  • Security firewalls for signaling that protect mobile networks, mobile traffic, and subscribers
  • Messaging security that protects subscribers from scams and fraud
  • Traffic classification that enables advanced network orchestration, optimization, and cybersecurity
  • Security and connectivity products for the Internet of Things that support industrial efficiency
  • Traffic management software that enables significant energy and resource savings for mobile network operators through optimization of video traffic

Through our customers’ networks and operations, our software contributes to the advancement of the following Sustainable Development Goals:

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

To ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

A well-established energy system supports all sectors: from businesses, medicine and education to agriculture, infrastructure, communications and high-technology. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to improve, and renewable energy is making impres-sive gains. Nevertheless, more focused attention is needed to improve access to clean and safe cook-ing fuels and technologies for 2.8 billion people.

8. Decent work and economic growth

To promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards. Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, one in five countries – home to billions of people living in poverty – were likely to see per capita incomes decline in 2020. Now, the economic and financial shocks associated with the pandemic—such as disruptions to industrial production, financial market volatility, and rising insecurity—are derailing the already tepid economic growth and compounding heightened risks from other factors.

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

To build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. In the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape and increasing inequalities, sustained growth must include industrialization that first of all, makes opportunities accessible to all people, and second, is supported by innovation and resilient infrastructure.

12. Responsible Consumption and Production

To ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Economic and social progress over the last century has been accompanied by environmental degradation that is endangering the very systems on which our future development and very survival depend. COVID-19 offers an opportunity to develop recovery plans that will reverse current trends and shift our consumption and production patterns to a more sustainable course. A successful transition will mean improvements in resource efficiency, consideration of the entire life cycle of economic activities, and active engagement in multilateral environmental agreements.

13. Climate Action

Taking urgent action to tackle climate change and its impacts.

The climate crisis continues unabated as the global community shies away from the full commitment required for its reversal. 2010-2019 was warmest decade ever recorded, bringing with it massive wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, floods and other climate disasters across continents.


Source: UN Communications Material