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Anti-corruption

Anti-corruption

Corruption has negative consequences for society and business and is something Saab will never accept. We are guided by our fundamental values, the Code of Conduct, laws, industry codes of conduct and clearly defined internal processes to prevent corruption risks.

A message from our President and CEO

Saab has a long and successful history of providing cutting edge defence systems and solutions. We are proud of our mission to make societies and people safer. Our vision is that everyone should feel safe.

As a defence company, our business is largely oriented towards states, governments, governmental authorities and their representatives. We recognise that from this follows a responsibility to ensure that our business is always conducted to the highest ethical standards. We apply the same standards in our business-to-business dealings. Corruption has no place in any part of our operations. Everyone who enters into business with Saab should do so knowing that the relationship is built on solid ground.

Micael Johansson

With more than 17 000 employees and sales on all continents, we know that our zero-tolerance of corruption requires us to be thorough. We undertake persistent, systematic, preventive work and foster a culture where every single person in the company is always encouraged to make the right decision. We are committed to support each employee who stands up for our zero tolerance of corruption and refuses to compromise our ethical standards; even where it means to walk away from business.

Our anti-corruption programme is manifested in a robust policy framework supported by risk-based corruption prevention procedures, training initiatives, advice, reporting channels and systematic testing and control. The programme is a corner-stone in our strategy for sustainable growth and profitability and has the full support of our board of directors.

We believe that companies have an important role in the process of fighting corruption. Collective actions can speed up the process and yield greater results. That is why we are taking an active part in the work of IFBEC (International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct) and have signed up to its Global Principles.

I invite you to learn more about Saab’s anti-corruption working practices and our focus on ensuring that our business is carried out to the highest standards.

Micael Johansson
President and CEO, Saab AB

Milestones

2006

Process for appointment and management of business intermediaries.

2008

Consolidated Code of Conduct.

2009

Introduction of whistleblowing system.

2010

Establishment of group function to manage appointment process for business intermediaries. Formation of Ethics and Compliance Board. 

2011

Corruption risk management instruction. Code of Conduct update.

2012

Appointment of Chief Compliance Officer. Reporting structure to the Audit Committee established. 

2013

Customized anti-bribery e-learning. 

2014

External whistleblowing hotline. Audit programme for business intermediaries. 

2015

Supplier Code of Conduct.

2016

Code of Conduct update.

2017

Externally vetted compensation assessment methodology for business intermediaries. Whistleblowing investigation protocol.

2018

Ethics and compliance portal. Corruption risk management process for industrial partners. 

2019

Annual Code of Conduct certification process for top management. New ABC training strategy.

2020

Update of Business Partner on-boarding process. Launch of group-wide corruption risk assessment.

Code of conduct

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31 May 2021

Code of conduct (English)

In today’s global environment, companies are an important part of the process of creating sustainability and enhancing ethical business conduct. Saab is very supportive of these efforts and participates actively in international associations to encourage this development.

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Code of conduct (Swedish) 

I ett globalt samhälle fyller företagen en viktig funktion när det handlar om att skapa hållbarhet och göra affärer på etiskt riktigt sätt. Saab stöder detta arbete och vi deltar aktivt i olika internationella organisationer som främjar den utvecklingen.

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Code of conduct (Czech) 

V dnešním globálním prostředí hrají firmy důležitou roli v procesu budování udržitelnosti a podpory etického jednání v obchodních záležitostech. Společnost Saab tyto snahy upřímně vítá a je aktivním členem mezinárodních sdružení na podporu tohoto vývoje.

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Code of conduct (German) 

Weltweit übernehmen Unternehmen eine wichtige Aufgabe bei der nachhaltigen Entwicklung. Von Unternehmen wird heute ein verantwortungsbewusstes Handeln erwartet; eine Entwicklung, die Saab mit ganzer Kraft unterstützt. Wir engagieren uns in internationalen Verbänden, die sich dieser Aufgabe verschrieben haben.

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Code of conduct (Portuguese) 

No ambiente global de hoje, as empresas desempenham um papel importante no processo de criação de sustentabilidade e na melhoria de uma conduta empresarial ética. A Saab apoia veementemente esses esforços e participa ativamente de associações internacionais que visam encorajar esse desenvolvimento.

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Code of conduct (Spanish) 

En el entorno mundial actual, las empresas forman una parte importante del proceso de creación de sostenibilidad y de mejora de la conducta empresarial ética. Saab apoya mucho estos esfuerzos y participa de manera activa en asociaciones internacionales para fomentar este desarrollo.

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Policies and statements

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31 May 2021

Anti bribery and corruption policy

Saab has zero-tolerance against bribery and corruption and shall ensure that its operations at all times are conducted free from any form of bribery and corruption.

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Management and prevention of bribery and corruption risks

Saab adheres to a policy of zero tolerance of bribery and corruption.

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