Human Rights

Leonardo, in carrying out its activities and in every context in which it operates, undertakes to respect universally recognized human rights, adhering, among others, to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, of the fundamental Conventions of the International Labor Organization and OECD guidelines dedicated to multinational companies. Leonardo's Code of Ethics, together with the Charter of Values, expressly provides for the respect of human rights, the rejection of all forms of discrimination, the enhancement of people and the promotion of the dignity of all workers.


Leonardo, in relation to his business, has identified three important areas related to human rights - the management of employees, relations with suppliers and sales and distribution of products - and has provided appropriate tools and processes to avoid possible violations.


In the context of relations with its employees, Leonardo guarantees equal opportunities and fair treatment for all through selection and development policies based on individual skills and abilities; prohibits all forms of discrimination and exploitation of child labor, forced or irregular; protect the dignity of people, guaranteeing political and union rights and respect for privacy; promotes the health and safety of employees and collaborators.


Leonardo requires its suppliers to sign the Code of Ethics, the Anti-Corruption Code, the model of organization, management and control of the reference country and the Supplier Code of Conduct, which forbid among other things forced labor and trafficking human. Suppliers are also required to meet stringent requirements in terms of environmental legislation, health and safety at work and personal protection, verified during selection and monitored for the duration of the relationship


As part of the sale and distribution of products, Leonardo undertakes to prevent risks of illicit practices mainly through the Trade Compliance Program. In this context, precise instruments and due diligence processes are used, including preliminary analyzes on potential customers and end users, screening activities to check their presence in restriction lists and further checks in the case of transactions linked to sensitive countries, whose list is continuously updated and made available on the company website.


Main Data 2017