Contributing to security and resilience in societies
Saab is not just a company like any other. Our task is greater than that. A commitment to the needs of society has always been at the core of Saab’s business. In recent years, our open society has been tested and our customers’ environments are constantly changing. We deliver capabilities to customers who have the great responsibility of protecting their countries’ values and borders whilst defending peoples’ human rights and freedom.
Under the auspices of the UN, the global community has set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the world to attain. Peace, security and stability are important prerequisites for achieving sustainable development, as clarified by SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Saab is working actively to counter corruption as well as to minimise the risk of violations of human rights within and outside our supply chain. Saab’s innovative, resource-efficient products and services help ensure the security and sovereignty of societies every day. The important security and geopolitical dimensions of climate change only further underline the importance of our work
Corruption has negative consequences for society and business and is something Saab will never accept. We are guided by our values, Code of Conduct, laws, industry codes of conduct and clearly defined internal processes to prevent corruption risks. You can read more about our anti-corruption focus here.
A long-term approach
Aware of the challenges the transition to a society built on sustainable development entails, Saab recognises the importance of a long-term approach and relationship-building with all our stakeholders. Considering that several of the company’s projects extend over very long periods, this is an essential aspect. It is therefore important for Saab to work systematically with sustainability issues in the value chain and to have a close dialogue with customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders. Saab continuously measures and monitors key sustainability aspects and integrates them in its processes.
Human rights and compliance
Defending open societies includes the defence of human rights. Open societies can only be resilient if human rights are respected. Since Saab is and will be dependent on exports and partnerships with other countries to stay competitive and cost-efficient, the company has set the goal to be an industry leader in our sector in managing human rights risks. Saab will therefore introduce a Responsible Sales Policy during 2022, with the purpose of helping to manage risks regarding the sale of Saab’s products and services.
By acting responsibly in everything Saab does, following laws and regulations and working closely with national authorities, the company earns the confidence of customers, employees and society. The areas of anti-corruption, export control and information security are critical to Saab. The company therefore works continuously to develop better routines and processes. Here too, the goal is to have industry-leading compliance programmes. Read more about compliance at Saab in our Sustainability Report.