Leonardo offers a multicultural, international environment where everyone can bring their whole self to work and perform at their best. A culture of inclusion based on mutual respect helps to create a workplace that benefits from greater collaboration, innovation and opportunities for development.
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.
In 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.
Leonardo’s employees evaluation model (Performance and Development Management - PDM) and the related incentive scheme (Management by Objectives, career progression) are based on the Leadership Framework, which includes, among others, the pillar of Integrity in business for the evaluation of ethical aspects. Integrity in business means acting in an ethical manner, at the same time rejecting unethical behaviour and corrupt practices by all employees at all levels, in line with the commitment to embrace the Company’s policy of zero tolerance towards corruption.
All bonuses and incentive schemes for all Leonardo employees must always be reasonable and proportionate to employees' salaries so as not to unduly encourage a "win at all costs" attitude among employees based upon disproportionately large financial incentives for success.
Leonardo and the Group Companies do not penalize any employee for losing a competition or not achieving his/her sales target, if such loss of business is a consequence of the employee’s compliance with Leonardo’s Anti-corruption Management System and Code of Ethics.
In addition to other penalties for failure to comply with Leonardo's Anti-Corruption Code and Code of Ethics in performing his or her duties, an employee who violates these principles will be subject to the loss or claw-back of any incentive payment that the employee is eligible for or has received for the year in which the non-compliant behaviour occurred.
Leonardo safeguards its people’s health and safety through an Integrated Environment, Health and Safety Policy that covers employees, service providers and staff who travel on business (Travel Security). The policy implements management systems that comply with international standards, giving employees, contractors and service providers access to a wide range of awareness raising and training activities.