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. Prior to each deal, Saab requires a corruption risk assessment. If the identified risks cannot be minimised and managed satisfactorily, Saab will withdraw from the deal.
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.
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.
President and CEO, Saab AB