Engagement in the local community increases familiarity with and trust in Saab’s operations and fits with the company’s values. Social contributions are mainly provided with the help of the company’s employees and technologies, with a special emphasis on promoting education and an interest in technology.
Our contribution to social development mainly consists of activities to promote education and an interest in technology among children and young people. This also helps the company to attract tal-ented employees in the long term. As far as possible, these activities involve our employees. By offering their time and knowledge in various ways, they increase awareness of the company and build trust in our business. Our employees serve, for instance, as math tutors, teachers and raise funds for schools and orphanages near Saab's operations in South Africa and Kenya. The aim is to create even more opportunities for employees to be engaged. A partnership was established during the year with the organisation Mentor, where our employees serve as class mentors for upper secondary students in socially disadvantaged areas. The students learn what working life is like and are encouraged to continue with their studies and find a career.
Last updated: 16 February 2015 • 10:08