Stakeholder Dialogue

Continuous dialogue and meetings with various stakeholder groups are essential in order to understand the expectations on Saab as a sustainable company.

Stakeholders’ expectations, along with Saab’s own strategic assessment, serve as a basis for the priorities chosen for Saab’s sustainability workand hence the contents of the sustainability report. The issues are evaluated from a stakeholder and business perspective and how they affect Saab’s ability to create and maintain value. Saab receives input from stakeholders through a number of different channels, some of which are listed below. In addition to regular contact with stakeholders, Saab sent out brief surveys on the  company’s sustainability work in 2014 and 2015 to a selected number of stakeholders, including employees, students, investors and customers. Saab also monitors trends in sustainability and participates in a number of collaborations and organisations that provide valuable contributions to the work.

EXPECTATIONS

The sustainability issues that most stakeholders point to as especially important for Saab’s business are zero tolerance for corruption and compliance with export regulations. Many also want to know more about how Saab works with environmentally sustainable innovations. Each stakeholder group also has expectations on Saab based on their particular interests. Customers and business partners expect Saab to offer cost-efficient solutions designed based on their needs. They want a relationship that can develop over time and that is based on mutual trust and a shared view of regulatory compliance, international agreements and business ethics. Employees expect Saab to make use of their competence and offer development opportunities. Owners and investors expect a  consistent return and that Saab will be transparent  in its communications with the capital market. Society as a whole expects the business to be run in a responsible manner and contribute to security. This includes responsibility for the environment and that Saab’s operations contribute to positive social development locally and globally.