The LEAP2020 (Leonardo Empowering Advanced Partnerships) programme, covers all Italian and international suppliers who work with the Group and aims to establish a solid, sustainable relationship between Leonardo and its supply chain.


The new programme was first launched in Italy, across all Group divisions and in every Italian region, focusing on product categories of strategic importance.

Playing an important role in the Leonardo 2018-2022 Business Plan, the LEAP2020 programme is an open platform that develops one-to-one relationships and evolves them into partnerships. This ensures more stable time horizons, supports the development of new technologies and increases financial and industrial competitiveness. The programme also brings joint benefits, such as growth, integration, product competitiveness and improved performance.

The LEAP2020 programme is founded on an innovative approach. Based on the specific characteristics of suppliers, it enables the creation of supplier clusters, to which Leonardo will devote specific approaches. LEAP2020 also fosters the development of ‘national champions’ to enhance the technological excellence of related industries and offer new business opportunities to suppliers.

Supporting the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises creates a pool of sound, solid companies that can innovate and compete globally.


The term LEAP, evoking a spring forward, was chosen to convey Leonardo’s commitment 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.

The terms ‘Empowering’ and ‘Advanced Partnerships’ also represent the true essence of Leonardo's message – the goal of strengthening partnerships with suppliers to generate mutually beneficial value.

Finally, 2020 was the year in which Leonardo decided to fully implement the programme’s objectives, while it also refers to the goal of achieving a 20% performance improvement in terms of quality and delivery.

LEAP 2020 - Purchase value by supplier category 28% Mechanics 33% Components and row materials 22% Equipment 6 % Engineering 11% Facility services