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 deci-
sions on ethical issues and follows up whistle-
blowing cases. The board meets at least eight
times a year and is led by Saab’s General
Counsel, who reports to the Board of Direc-
tors’ 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 market-
ing consultants and other third parties.

Reduce environmental impact
Responsibility for Saab’s strategic develop-
ment 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 environ-
mental 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 col-

laboration 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 car-
ried 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, envi-
ronmental policy, occupational health and
safety policy, procurement policy, diversity
policy, business travel policy and security pol-
icy. The Code of Conduct contains sections
on business ethics, information security,
social responsibility, the workplace, the envi-
ronment 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 sys-
tems with central processes and guidelines
are also available on the intranet. Saab is certi-
fied according to the ISO 14001 environmen-
tal management system