SAAB: Net Zero Emissions by 2050

SAAB, a BSCC Patron Member, has joined the United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) Race to Zero campaign and has committed to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and hitting net zero by 2050. The company has identified climate change as an increasing security threat for people, nations and the planet’s future which has inspired the company to focus on integrating climate targets into strategic work. SAAB’s President and CEO, Micael Johansson, has stated that this decision needed “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 Swedish defence giant will now also be looking to adapt its entire operations to tackle the broader sustainability, climate change and emission target challenges. SAAB will be measuring their progress using the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) method to develop a precise path to cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. Additionally, the company will be presenting their Q3 results this coming Friday (22nd October 2021); on the 28th of October the BSCC will be hosting an event for members, with Johansson, to take a closer look at the future of defence. Further details about our event with SAAB can be found here and information about the firm’s climate commitments are available here.

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