Sustainability targets

Sustainability is integrated in Leonardo’s Industrial Plan. Its development guidelines, broken down into specific commitments and targets, are defined by the Nomination, Governance and Sustainability Committee and verified by the Control and Risks Committee.

Our Sustainability targets impact directly on the four United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we are committed to.

Read all the details on commitments, targets and main progress related to each development guideline.

COMMITMENTS
TARGETS
2019 RESULTS
Develop an innovation culture and harmonise internal practices
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Promote open and collaborative innovation
Share knowledge and best practices and promote company-wide initiatives across the Group
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Strengthen collaborations with external partners and efficient management of open innovation and technology scouting
  • Launched 2030 Masterplan for innovation and Leonardo Labs for research on future’s technologies.
  • Participation in consortia for scouting of innovative start-ups (for example, Elis OPEN Italy and CDI Labs - Collège des Ingenieurs).
  • Collaborative innovation initiatives (for example, AIRtificial Intelligence with the Italian Air Force).

Impacts:

  • About €4.5 billion of total R&D expense for the 2017-2019 period.
  • Research projects and partnerships with more than 90 universities and research centres.
  • Responsible for 18% of all high-tech Italian manufacturing exports.
COMMITMENTS
TARGETS
2019 RESULTS
Strengthen customer
intimacy
Increase and strengthen Customer Support, Service & Training
  • 4 M-346 aircraft operating at the International Flight Training School of Galatina (Lecce).
  • Participation in exhibitions increased by 6% compared to 2018.
  • Acquisition of Vitrociset to reinforce logistics, simulation and training services.

Impacts:

  • Products and solutions offered in around 150 Countries.
  • 200 highly qualified civil staff will be activated by the Galatina School in related activities.
COMMITMENTS
TARGETS
2019 RESULTS
Invest in training and development programmes
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Identify and encourage the skills for today and tomorrow
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Encourage generational turnover, guaranteeing excellence in terms of skills and professionalism
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Create an inclusive work environment
Over 100 hours of training for each employee in the 2018-2022 period
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Map and assess Group skills
Initiatives to encourage new generations to study STEM subjects
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Under 30 new hires equal to at least 40% of total new hires by 2022
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Women new hires equal to at least 32% of total new hires in 2022
  • 39 average hours of training per employee in the 2018-2019 period.
  • Approximately 14,500 assessments performed to map the professional skills of white collars and junior managers.
  • Over 27,000 people’s performance appraised.
  • Under 30 new hires equal to 43% of total new hires in 2019.
  • Women new hires equal to 20% of total new hires in 2019.
  • Organisation of hackathons and contests aimed at undergraduates and graduates in STEM subjects (for example, Innovathon).

Impacts:

  • About 2,500 internships, apprenticeships and training initiatives in the 2017-2019 period.
  • Over 5,000 under 30 new hires in the 2017-2019 period.
  • About 50,000 students reached at the career days in 2019.
COMMITMENTS
TARGETS
2019 RESULTS
Strengthen relations with suppliers to develop long-term partnerships
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Raise employee awareness of the ESG issues within the supply chain
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Promote responsible management of the supply chain
Implement partnership programmes with the supply chain to improve business sustainability by 2020
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Training on ESG topics to all employees directly involved in procurement and the supply chain by 2020
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Define Group governance model and assess conflict minerals in the supply chain by 2021
  • As part of the LEAP programme, the ELITE Leonardo Lounge was created to train high-potential suppliers. Financial and commercial agreements have been signed to support the growth of suppliers and to develop long-term partnerships with certain key suppliers.
  • Under development the training programme, leveraging Leonardo’s experience in the United Kingdom in relation to the Modern Slavery Act.
  • Analysed the sector’s best practices for governance on conflict minerals and planned activities for the preparation of the Group policy.

Impacts:

  • €24 billion the cumulated value of purchases during the 2017-2019 period.
  • Direct, indirect and induced impacts on the economy: in Italy, 110,000 jobs and €8.5 billion of added value created; in the United Kingdom approximately 23,000 jobs and approximately £1.5 billion of added value created.
COMMITMENTS
TARGETS
2019 RESULTS
Strengthen the commitment to combating climate change
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Extend the certified environmental management systems
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Manage natural resources more efficiently
Define the approach to the circular economy
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80% of employees in ISO 14001-certified sites by 2020
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Reduce water withdrawals by 6% by 2020
Reduce waste produced by 7% by 2020
  • 72% of employees work in ISO 14001-certified sites.
  • Water withdrawal intensity reduced (-10% versus 2018).
  • Waste produced intensity slightly increased (+1% versus 2018).
  • Between 10% and 30% increase in the productivity of six sites involved in the Leonardo Production System.

Impacts:

  • About 50,000 tonnes of waste recovered in the 2017-2019 period.
  • About 90,000 tonnes of CO2 avoided thanks to the use of virtual training in 2018-2019 period.
  • About 1.7 million cubic metres of water saved since 2017 thanks to efficiency measures.
COMMITMENTS
TARGETS
2019 RESULTS
Promote responsible business practices
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Training of consultants and sales promoters
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Raise employee awareness of responsible business practices
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Improve investors’ and ESG rating agencies’ perception of Leonardo
Certification of anti-bribery management system by 2019
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Training of commercial consultants and sales promoters by 2019
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Increase employees’ awareness of the whistleblowing system by 2019
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Admission to the main sustainability indices and improvement of ESG rating
  • Joined the Action Platform SDG 16 of the United Nations’ Global Compact.
  • Performed the annual ISO 37001 verification audit by the Certification Body.
  • Launched the online anti-corruption and business compliance training for consultants and sales promoters.
  • 22% increase in reports received through the whistleblowing system compared to 2018.
  • Recognised as Industry leader in the Aerospace & Defence sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.
  • Confirmed CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) ranking at level A-.