Life at Leonardo

We believe in the value and skills of our people
Technological innovation and global competition require ideas, skills and passion. People are our greatest asset. Results stem from teamwork where the personal and creative contribution of each person plays a key role.

Leonardo's strength lies in its people: women and men who drive the growth and improvement of the Company every day by advocating behaviours that are consistent with the Group's value system.

Here at Leonardo:

  • We work in an honest, loyal and reliable way;
  • We support the professional growth of our people and reward those who seek and nurture Leonardo's success;
  • Our mindset is oriented towards constant technological progress through the creation and implementation of  cutting-edge solutions;
  • We have a global presence, we respect each country's culture and advocate a culture of inclusion and respect for diversity within the Company;
  • Our industrial approach is sustainable thanks to our unwavering commitment to economic and social development of the communities in which we operate and to the protection of health and the environment.

One large team

One large team

International, multicultural, innovative, technological. The beating heart of Leonardo is made up of over 46,000 people in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Leonardo believes its strength lies in the coming together of diverse cultures, which enriches all involved. For this reason, international mobility is an integral part of the professional development path established by the Company.

We employ approximately 10,000 aeronautical, aerospace, electronics, mechanical, information technology and telecommunications engineers. It is through the development of these highly qualified scientific resources, that Leonardo is able to guarantee the technological excellence that makes it one of the major global players in the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries.

 

OUR PEOPLE

Tapping into talent: our challenge

Reward excellence, maximise talent, share know-how and best practices: these are the keys to long-term sustainable growth.

Tapping into talent: our challenge

In this ever-changing context of business, we are committed to providing a work environment that rewards merit and competence, offering everyone the opportunity to recognise and develop their talent so that it becomes an integral and functional part of an ambitious shared design.

We promote the development of personal skills and encourage our people to reach their full potential with targeted training and coaching activities throughout their professional life. 

Through personal development and training we also wish to instil our set of values and behaviours,  an integral part of Leonardo's DNA,  with the  Leonardo Leadership Framework, , building a single identity around a common culture.

 

Pride in being part of Leonardo


In Leonardo, the construction of a distinctive and multicultural identity is based on listening and on the continuous involvement of people, key elements in support of the integration and change processes of the Group. 
The listening and action model put in place makes it possible to identify the company’s strengths and areas for improvement and to launch targeted actions in response to the priorities for action that have emerged, verifying their effectiveness over time. 
At the beginning of 2019, in particular, we carried out an anonymous survey aimed at all employees worldwide, which confirmed the high level of engagement of our people and their pride in working at Leonardo.
Thanks to the survey, we were also able to assess the confidence of our employees in Leonardo’s commitment to the integrity of the business, explored further with some specific questions also on the possibility of reporting any unethical behaviour without fear of retaliation. 
In response to the results that emerged, a specific action plan was launched that involved all the Divisions, Companies and Professional Areas of the Group.

We value diversity and inclusion

We value diversity and inclusion

We foster a multicultural and inclusive work environment that respects and promotes diversity.

We guarantee equal opportunity and fair treatment for all employees based on their individual skills and abilities. We prohibit any interaction or relationship with whoever is involved in illegal or forced labour or in child exploitation and ensure that all our suppliers do the same. The health and safety of our personnel is a priority and we protect of dignity our people, and respect their privacy.

We are strongly committed to building a diverse workforce, including increasing the number of female employees at Leonardo, at all levels. This is reflected by women holding a range of senior executive roles around the world, and our female workforce growing year-on-year.

 

Our Welfare

We foster and protect the welfare of our people by offering services and initiatives that aim to effectively meet their needs, including outside the workplace.

Our Welfare

Around the world, we have dedicated welfare packages that can include pension plans, health insurance plans for employees and their immediate family, and employee assistance programmes offering staff health consultation services, financial and legal support, and parenting counselling. 

Health and safety at the forefront

Health and safety at the forefront

Health and Safety of our employees is paramount to our commitment to sustainable growth

Whoever works for us or with us will find that our health and safety regulations are stricter than the specific  regulations requirements of every country where we operate. We have developed  an Environment, Health and Safety Integrated Policy, that covers employees and contractors in all our manufacturing sites and offices, that we implement with dedicated awareness campaigns and continuous training activities.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

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Health and safety
Accidents
Travel security

Investments in security - €8.5 million (over €31 million in the past three years).

Ongoing training - 149,000 hours of specialist health and safety training (+31% compared to 2016).

Implementation of management systems - 38 sites equipped with  OHSAS 18001 certified health and safety management system, where 56% of the workforce operates.

Employees - The frequency rate6 in 2017 was equal to 1.0 with a low increase on 2016 (0.9), due to a wider scope of the reporting.

Suppliers - Services provided by third parties were monitored at 30 sites (e.g., global services, logistics, ICT) for a total of over 300 suppliers and 73 accidents recorded.

Training - 950 employees involved in courses in relation to abroad activities.

Tools - Property methodology to evaluate country risk level; periodical outlook and warnings; 24/365 health help desk.

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Discover our technological soul

Meet the winners of the Leonardo 2018 Innovation Award who, through their ideas, contribute every day to the success of our Company

Inside our factories

Step inside the Leonardo factory and meet the people who, day after day, contribute to making Leonardo a company at the cutting-edge of technology.