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Saab is a technological leader carrying out product development in close cooperation with suppliers and customers all over the world. We value a close, efficient and long-term relationship with our suppliers and customers and are proud of what we have achieved together over the past 75 years.

Requirements for Saab’s Suppliers

Saab delivers advanced products for operating in tough, challenging environments. As a company we need to be able to live up to and manage these demands, and in the same way our supply chain needs to be able to meet our requirements.

Saab’s customers and stakeholders set high demands on us and our capability to reduce and mitigate risk, as well as acting and operating in a sustainable way. Our values describe how we act in order to meet these demands and we expect that our suppliers live up to the same high standard and share our ambitions in connection to sustainability, risk management and compliance.

Saab has clear procurement processes in order to make sure that our suppliers have the capability to meet the requirements that are necessary in order to be able to be a supplier to Saab.

In our supplier qualification process we assess and make sure that our suppliers meet Saab’s total requirements regarding technical capability, processes and policies. We have clear routines and tools in order to compare and evaluate suppliers’ different capabilities.

If you would like to be a supplier to Saab

We are always looking for new competitive suppliers that can live up to our requirements regarding design, quality, security and sustainable development.

To become approved as a supplier to Saab you need to go through our approval process. The process is systematic and a part of our management system. The following steps are included:

  • Gathering information: we gather information partly by asking you, the supplier, to provide information and partly by gathering external information about the company.
  • Desktop assessment: as a step in the qualification process, we perform an evaluation of the gathered information, where the material is compared to our requirements for the specific conditions that are valid for you, the supplier.
  • Supplier audit: for large contracts, for complex products or for suppliers where we have identified a high risk then we even perform a physical audit on site at the supplier.

When a supplier has been approved, we work together continuously in order to mutually develop the relationship and follow up that our requirements for approval are still met. Suppliers that do not live up to our standards run the risk of being phased out from our approved suppliers list.

Company Social Responsibility

For Saab, to be a responsible company means to behave ethically in all aspects of business, to care for the environment, to set good examples in the way we act towards each other as employees and how we treat our business partners, and to always respect laws and regulations wherever we do business.
Responsibility for people
Inventory in Tannefors Linköping

Supplier Code of Conduct

Saab is committed to high standards of business ethics and sustainability. Saab’s Supplier Code of Conduct is based on the UN Global Compact’s ten principles and expresses the expectations that we hold for our suppliers.

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Supplier Excellence

Saab Group works continuously to improve the performance of the supply chain. This is done in close cooperation with suppliers to Saab.
Maritza Erlandsson

Perfect order fulfillment

At Saab we are using globally accepted methods and tools for supply chain management, evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and their performance.

Perfect order fulfillment
Sustainability strategy


Saab Group values a well functioning Supply chain to support the delivery of the highest possible value to Customers. To achieve this it is expected that suppliers to Saab Group companies will have a mature and effective quality management system in place.