Sustainability in Norway
Sustainability is an integrated part of Saab’s strategy to drive value for customers, partners, employees, owners and society as a whole. Norway has stated that all procurements shall minimise environmental impact and provide safe working conditions in accordance with the ILO. Environmental requirements are set for each project in line with ISO standard 14001. Contributing to safe and resilient societies in light of increased instability in the world, Saab is committed to maximising the positive impact on sustainability from its operations while ensuring that research, innovation and technology help enable sustainable development.
Our commitment to society is at the core of Saab and sustainability is the very basis for the company’s long-term development and growth. Peace, security and stability are prerequisites to ensure that we together reach all the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Already today, Saab is differentiated by the fact that the company’s products use resources efficiently throughout their entire life cycle.
«It is important for Saab to keep people and society safe, as a part of that we want to be in the forefront within our industry to be sustainable in our ways of working, our responsibility as an employer and in all our products. We have clear goals of being the industry leader in this. Saab has an important role in maintaining social responsibilities in all aspects in the daily work, with our deliveries and our product development.»
Saab’s Climate Impact Portfolio categorises products and services that can help contribute to more sustainable operations and reduce climate impact. To continuously increase and improve its environmentally sustainable offering, Saab has established the Saab Climate Fund which supports sustainable innovations throughout the company.
Climate change, pollution, injustice and corruption threaten societies across the globe. The rising CO2 level in the atmosphere causes dangerous effects like draught, flooding, hurricanes, forest fires and rising sea levels. This results in disasters, often pushing people to the point that they have to leave their homes and land to survive. Subsequently, such migration often leads to tensions in which stability of regions are at stake.
Keeping people and society safe
Our commitment to society is at the core of Saab and sustainability is the very basis for the company’s long-term development and growth. Peace, security and stability are prerequisites to ensure that we together reach all the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Read more
When focusing on climate change, two things stand out regarding what companies can do. The first is to help societies adapt to climate change, like how to deal with water shortages, storms, sea level rising and dry winds. Companies can play an important role by developing new products and implementing solutions for this. The second is that companies can contribute to keeping global warming limited to 1.5 degree, by reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions, most notably CO2 and that of their suppliers and the users of their products and services.
With more than 20% of its turnover dedicated to R&D, Saab develops innovative and sustainable solutions that contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of the operations of the armed forces it equips. With its various initiatives and research Saab improves its products with the aim of reducing their environmental footprint and ensuring greater operational comfort and sustainability in terms of energy dependency.
Our commitment to society is at the core of Saab and sustainability is the very basis for the company’s long-term development and growth. Peace, security and stability are prerequisites to ensure that we together reach all the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In a world where threats against societies are growing increasingly diverse, and with climate change giving rise to a new instability, Saab contributes to defence and security capabilities as a trusted partner in Sweden and many other countries.
As a defence company in a political and government dominated market, Saab must ensure the highest ethical standards. Saab’s anti-corruption programme is a foundation in our strategy for sustainable growth and profitability. Saab’s commitment to Race to Zero is another important step to address the broader sustainability challenge.