Saab has joined the United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) Race to Zero campaign and has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and to net zero by 2050.

Saab develops and manufactures advanced defence systems to support countries fulfilling their missions and obligations to keep people and societies safe. With climate change becoming an increasing security threat for people, nations and our future, it is vital to focus more on integrating the climate targets into Saab’s strategic work.

Challenge will adapt entire operations and working methods

Saab’s President and CEO Micael Johansson said: “We are taking on the challenge of joining the journey towards climate neutrality. This needs to be done in a way that also allows nations to maintain the technology and solutions they need to guarantee security for their citizens,”

The commitment to Race to Zero is one step in Saab’s work to tackle the broader sustainability, climate change and emission target challenges. As a part of this, Saab will find ways of adapting its entire operations, from premises to working methods and ultimately products and solutions to meet the future needs of a changing world. Saab will measure progress backed by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) method, which is developed to provide a clearly-defined path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

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