The term LEAP, evoking a spring forward, was chosen to convey Leonardo’s intention to optimise its relationship with suppliers, while enhancing the technological capabilities of both main players in this new project: the Group and the supply chain.
But LEAP also stands for Leonardo Empowering Advanced Partnerships, with the terms Empowering and Advanced Partnerships constituting the true essence of Leonardo's message: that of strengthening partnerships with suppliers so as to generate mutually beneficial value.
Through LEAP, Leonardo has set up a new model for managing and enhancing its supply chain to establish stronger, more sustainable relations with the supply chain and act as a driver and accelerator for the growth of SMEs in the Italian ecosystem. Through this constantly evolving programme, Leonardo has become a de facto promoter and leader of an industrial policy to support the competitiveness and sustainability of the country's AD&S sector.
After an initial start-up phase focusing on product categories of strategic relevance in Italy, with a perimeter extending to the entire Leonardo Group all over Italy, in 2021 the programme evolved to combine objectives for operative performance and cost competitiveness with sustainability targets, in the belief that a sustainable business must generate value for the customer, for society and for the environment. The transition to LEAP - Partnership for Sustainability signalled the raising of ambitions for the supply chain in terms of innovation, digital transformation, cyber security and the green transition.