With the goal of improving the assessment of key supplier performance and potential, in 2020 Leonardo introduced LEADS (Leonardo Assessment and Development for Sustainability), a model for evaluating various aspects of sustainability and development and the associated risks. Last year more than 500 key suppliers were assessed in terms of ESG sustainability, identifying the strengths of the supply chain and areas for improvement. Based on this assessment, Leonardo published the “Manifesto for the Sustainability of the Supply Chain”, addressing three main issues that are closely in line with Italy's development guidelines: digital transformation, Cyber Security, People & Planet. These are divided into 18 concrete projects with progressive and measurable milestones to support and accelerate the transformation of Leonardo's supply chain.
Leonardo then launched a specific training and awareness project supporting the preparation of sustainability plans and reports that, by 2023, will involve more than 80% of key suppliers in programmes for the promotion of awareness and education in SDG issues. All partners in the LEAP programme will also be assigned targets and plans in the areas of green energy, the reduction of CO2 emissions, waste recycling and water consumption.