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Establishing climate-adapted facilities to enable sustainable growth

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Saab works actively with mitigation of risks when establishing new sites to support Saab’s long-term growth plan in accordance with Saab’s policies and climate goals.

Energy efficient buildings are a part of Saab’s overall environmental, climate and cost saving strategy to secure sustainable business. As the number of square meters increases globally and the annual floor space grows in relation to Saab’s growing business, Saab has a process in place to build according to all legal requirements, such as climate and environmental requirements in the country in question and in most cases best practice principles according to BREEAM or LEED standards.

At the start of a project, physical risks and transition risks related to climate change are assessed. Since most carbon dioxide emissions come from energy use, the simplest step in managing emissions is to reduce consumption through energy-efficient design. The next step is to replace sources of fossil energy with carbon dioxide-free renewable energy on site, and that we address our energy infrastructure. Examples are of initiatives are Saab’s solar PV projects in South Africa and Australia, as well as at our Kallebäck (Gothenburg) site in Sweden. Another example is taking measures to mitigate the occurrence of physical climate risks like extreme weather such as heavy rain, storms and rising sea levels when planning new facilities around the world.

Saab also strives for achieving the best possible comfort and function for employees, within following the framework set out in by our company’s goals so e.g. in Saab’s establishment projects, which entails that best practice according to standards such as BREEAM are important for us to follow.