Climate Change Impacts

Saab is working systematically to reduce its impact on the  environment and climate. The objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 per cent from 2007 to 2020 related to sales. At year-end 2016, the reduction was 11 per cent. 

 

Based on Saab’s environmental policy and with the UN’s sustainable development goals in mind, we work continuously to minimise risks and our impact on the environment. Saab’s environmental issues are managed by a Group council on which the business areas and the Group’s environmental function are represented. We also have internal collaboration
groups in several focus areas.

 

REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT 

During the year, we formulated and established a strategy for climate work within Saab divided into three areas: optimised energy consumption, energy-efficient transports, and resource-efficient products
and sustainable innovations. 


More efficient travel
A large share of Saab’s total carbon dioxide emissions is from business travel. As we become more international, it gets more important to strike a balance between the need to travel and the need to reduce climate impacts. We do this by trying in various ways to travel more efficiently, including through
greater use of lync conferencing. Saab has also reduced the use of own aircrafts for travel. Business travel increased during the year, mainly international air travel. One step we took during the year to increase our share of fossil free fuel was to expand the range of available electric/hybrid vehicles for business and personnel travel.

 

Reduce energy consumption in facilities
The largest share of Saab's carbon dioxide emissions comes from energy consumption at its facilities. To
reduce emissions, Saab took a number of measures at its various facilities, such as using space more effi-
ciently, installing energy-efficient lighting, installing solar panels, capturing surplus heat and buying fos-
sil free electricity. The choice of energy provider and type of fuel mix are otherwise important parameters
to minimise emissions.

 

Report greenhouse gas emissions
Since 2006, Saab has been reporting greenhouse gas emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP),
an independent organisation that collects climate data from over 5,600 companies around the world.
In 2016, our climate work was declared best practice with respect to advanced environmental leadership
and thanks to active efforts to mitigate climate-related risks and benefit from climate-related opportu -
nities. Information on the CDP and Saab’s complete report can be found at www.cdp.net.