Whistleblowing - Internal Whistleblowing Channel

Leonardo encourages anyone who becomes aware of breaches (behaviour, acts or omissions) of the law or of internal company protocols that are, even potentially, detrimental to the public interest or the Group’s integrity to submit a report through the Whistleblowing Platform (we suggest opening the link through your Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser).

This Whistleblowing Platform is a dedicated IT tool that uses an encryption system to ensure the confidentiality of identity of the whistleblower, the person involved, the person mentioned in the report, the content of the report and the relevant documentation. This allows the competent office to communicate with the whistleblower by providing them with an acknowledgement of receipt of the report and feedback on the action taken or intended to be taken.

Reports can be submitted via the Whistleblowing Platform, either in writing or orally. For the latter, the whistleblower may, as an alternative, attach an audio file or request a face-to-face meeting with the competent office.

In compliance with the regulatory provisions of Italian Legislative Decree no. 24 of 10 March 2023 concerning ‘the protection of persons who report breaches of EU law and containing provisions on protecting persons who report breaches of national laws’, the office referred to in Art. 4, paragraph 2, appointed to carry out the activities referred to in Art. 5, was identified as the ‘Management Audit & Whistleblowing’ OU, already established within the Group Internal Audit OU.

Anyone who receives a report outside the established channel (Whistleblowing Platform) shall forward it as soon as possible, and in any event within seven days of receipt, to the Management Audit & Whistleblowing OU, in its original form with any attachments and in strict confidence.

In order to file an effective whistleblowing report, allowing the competent office to investigate satisfactorily on the reported concerns,  the whistleblower should provide, in good faith, all helpful information to allow the performance of checks to verify the validity of the reported facts, producing documentary evidence, if available.

As an example, whistleblowing reports may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • administrative, accounting, civil and/or criminal offences;
  • unlawful conduct relevant under Italian Legislative Decree 231/01;
  • breaches of the Code of Ethics, the Anti-Corruption Code, the Organisation, Management and Control Model pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 231/01, the provisions of the Compliance Programmes of foreign Group companies, and the internal procedures of the Leonardo Group;
  • offences falling within the scope of EU or national acts relating to the following areas: public procurement; financial services, products and markets and the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing; product safety and compliance; transport safety; environmental protection; radiation and nuclear safety; safety of food and animal feeds and animal health and welfare; public health; consumer protection; privacy and personal data protection and security of networks and information systems;
  • acts or omissions affecting the financial interests of the EU;
  • acts or omissions relating to the internal market.

Leonardo ensures protection from any act of retaliation, discrimination or penalisation against the whistleblower for reasons related, directly or indirectly, to reports submitted in good faith. In any event, in order to protect everyone’s dignity, honour and reputation, Leonardo is committed to offer maximum protection against defamatory whistleblowing reports.

Your contribution is important!

Submit a report at the following link: Whistleblowing platform

For further details, please see the following documents being updated: