We communicate regularly with companies, political and economic institutions, the scientific community, cultural world and other relevant stakeholders, to understand their own expectations and requests of mutual interest. In this way, we cultivate stable and lasting relationships over time, based on integrity and fairness.
Leonardo S.p.a. does not contract or retain services from serving politicians of the current Italian Parliament and/or members of the current Government and applies the same rules and principles in all countries where the Group is active, in compliance with local laws and regulations.
In 2019, the membership fees to trade associations, industrial and business organizations, technical associations and think tanks totally amounted to around €5 million (approx. €5 million in 2018, €4.8 million in 2017 and approx. €5 million in 2016). Specifically, the three most substantial fees paid in 2019 relate to Confindustria (local and regional associations) for €2.4 million, AIAD (Italian Industry Federation for Aerospace, Defence and Security) for €1.2 million and Fondazione Ansaldo for €0.1 million. In 2019, the lobbying contracts accounted for around $1.5 million (approx. $1.5 million in 2018, $1 million in both 2017 and 2016) for activities in North America.