Governance

The Board of Directors adopts the Group’s Code of Conduct and sustainability reports. The Corporate Responsibility Council proposes priorities to Group Management. The Council is
comprised of representatives from Saab’s Group Management and is led by the Executive Vice President, who is responsible for sustainability issues in Group Management. Saab’s  Corporate Responsibility function coordinates sustainability work within the Group. For each priority sustainability issue a person is appointed each year to gather information within their area and report goals and results.

 

 

Zero tolerance for corruption

The Board of Directors is responsible, through the Audit Committee, for overseeing the Code of Conduct and has ultimate responsibility for monitoring and evaluating business ethics. The Ethics and Compliance Board leads and draws up guidelines for this work, makes decisions on ethical issues and follows up whistleblowing cases. The board meets at least eight times a year and is led by Saab’s General Counsel, who reports to the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee. Two other important functions are Ethics and Compliance, which is responsible for monitoring, coordinating and developing efforts to prevent corruption and provides expertise in this area, and Market Network Management, which, in collaboration with the marketing and product functions, oversees the entire process of hiring marketing consultants and other third parties.

Reduce environmental impact

Responsibility for Saab’s strategic development and environmental work rests with Group Function Environmental Management. Within the business areas, the work is led by the head of each business area, who bears ultimate responsibility. The goals set at the Group level are broken down for each business area and subsidiary. The Group Environmental Council coordinates and monitors Saab’s environmental work.

Employer of choice

Saab’s Head of Group Human Resources has overarching responsibility for HR work within the Group. This work is managed in close collaboration with the HR functions within each business area and is led by the HR staff.

Contribute to society

Saab’s contributions are guided by its vision and business idea. Activities that contribute to social development should, according to the strategy for social engagement, mainly be carried out with the help of Saab’s employees and technologies and focus on encouraging young people to take an interest in technology and education.

Policies

Saab’s sustainability work is managed through established policies and similar documents, such as the Code of Conduct, HR policy, environmental policy, occupational health and safety policy, procurement policy, diversity policy, business travel policy and security policy. The Code of Conduct contains sections on business ethics, information security, social responsibility, the workplace, the environment etc. The Code is available in Swedish and English. Saab also has a Supplier Code of Conduct based on the UN Global Compact’s ten principles and the International Labour Organization’s core conventions. Saab does not have a separate policy for human rights, since it is covered in the other policies. Group policies are available to all employees on Saab’s intranet. Saab’s global enterprise systems with central processes and guidelines are also available on the intranet. Saab is certified according to the ISO 14001 environmental management system