The supply chain is a strategic element of our business model. Thousands of suppliers contribute to the Group’s competitiveness and value creation through the quality of the products and services supplied and the collaboration in the project management, including focus on risk management. Suppliers take part in collaborative innovation processes, in order to share knowledge, skills and technologies, also participating in industry initiatives.
Leonardo purchases goods and services mainly from the four domestic markets (Italy, United Kingdom, United States and Poland), in which it has fostered the creation of industrial districts, bolstering the social and economic development of the territories and continuously relying on local suppliers, most of which are SMEs.
All suppliers shall share and comply with ethical, social and environmental standards, acknowledging and accepting the Leonardo’s Code of Ethics and the Supplier Code of Conduct as well as the guidance provided in the organisational and control models. Suppliers have to be compliant with our economic, financial, ethical, legal and anti-corruption requisites, already verified during the pre-qualification phase and monitored throughout the period of the supply relationship by the Supply Chain and Procurement office.
74% of Leonardo Spa’s suppliers is based in Italy and 63% is SMEs, mainly based in five large industrial districts (Piedmont, Lombardy, Lazio, Campania and Puglia). Over 400 suppliers involved in the new programme LEAP 2020.
70% of Leonardo MW’s suppliers is based in the United Kingdom and roughly 60% is SMEs, mostly located in south England. 190 suppliers are involved in the 21st Century Supply Chain programme, a sector initiative for the competitiveness of SMEs, 32 of which are directly sponsored by Leonardo.
77% of Leonardo DRS’ direct suppliers are SMEs, accounting for 51% of the total expenditure, with programmes promoting SMEs run by women, veterans, disabled service personnel and native Americans.
62% of the Świdnik site’s suppliers is SMEs and 70% is located in Poland, mostly based in the Aviation Valley. In this areas, PZL has set up the Lublin Cluster for Advanced Aerospace Technology which aims to increase the region’s contribution to the development of Poland’s aerospace sector.