Sustainability

We help Earth benefit from space

SSC facilitates the access of space by providing technology and services both for scientific purposes and for the infrastructure of our daily lives.

SSC strive for a long-term sustainable development for the benefit of the our customers, society, environment and our employees. As a serious and responsible corporation, SSC shall maintain a high quality and ethical standard in all its undertakings.

SSC adheres to the "Swedish Code of Corporate Governance" (dated 1 February 2010) in accordance with the ownership policy of the Swedish Government.

SSC’s sustainability efforts involve financial, environmental and social responsibility and are based on the ten principles in the UN Global Compact program, internal policies and SSC’s Code of Conduct. SSC´s Code of Conduct applies to all employees in the SSC Group and covers:

  • Business ethics
  • Human rights
  • Labour
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Environment

SSC also follows OECD’s guidelines for multinational enterprises.

Ethics and integrity

SSC has during recent years changed from being a local actor to a global corporation within the space community. SSC is represented on a number of continents and our customers are found all over the world. This makes a great deal of demands on SSC now operating within new geo-political fields that can involve both political and business related risks. To have distinct guidelines and follow-up concerning business ethics and integrity is therefore of great importance to SSC as well as that all our employees acceptand comply with the guidelines.

Our environmental responsibility

SSC provides products and services thatin many cases decrease the strain of the environment and contribute to the knowledge on environmental and climate issues within the society. At the same time SSC’s activities naturally involve, to a certain extent, environmental impact, environmental risks, raw material and energy consumption. SSC shall contribute to a sustainable development by being cognizant of environmental aspects in all operations and limit the negative impact on the environment.

SSC shall comply with environmental legislations, regulations and international agreements. The SSC employees shall strive for reducing the environmental impact in their daily work.The basis of success, as well as environmental and social responsibility, starts from within. SSC's policies are clear about healthy and safe work environments, equality and terms of employment.

SSC is a reliable and responsible company, committed to delivering high quality and maintaining a high level of ethics. Marketing and sales must be conducted in a professional and earnest manner, based on quality, performance, price and service level.

SSC complies with all competition legislation and export control directives of the countries in which we operate. In certain business areas, we depend on information and products that are subject to other countries' export control directives. Commitments to suppliers and their local authorities are always carefully complied with.

SSC Code of Conduct (pdf) 

Sustainability Report 2013 (pdf)

Hållbarhetsredovisning 2013 (Sustainability Report in Swedish)