Saab’s sustainability commitment is rooted in its mission to make people and society safe by contributing to security and defence capabilities. Considering the products we sell, Saab naturally takes responsibility for information security and product safety. With its high-tech businesses, Saab also creates additional value for society. Saab’s operations play an important role in driving innovation and technological development in society. With employees in a large number of locations, Saab creates jobs and opportunities for collaboration and spreads knowledge. An important part of Saab’s innovative capabilities is university partnerships. Among other things, Saab employees have the opportunity to research for a PhD, while researchers and students from the schools can get involved in Saab’s work.
To promote an interest in technology, Saab offers a number of activities for children and young adults from preschool upward. Everything from technology classes for kids, technology contests, study visits and summer engineering school to a high school program where students have close contact with Saab’s businesses.
By promoting education and an interest in technology, Saab contributes to goal 4.4: Increase the number of youth and adults with relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment.
Through university partnerships, industrial and innovation collaborations, and technology transfers Saab contributes to UN sustainable development goal 9.5:
Encourage innovation and substantially increase the number of research and development workers
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