Sustainability is a vital foundation for the enduring progress of people and the planet. At the heart of Leonardo’s approach are research, technological innovation and digitalisation to enable a quicker transition to inclusive and sustainable development, in line with the UN Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals) and the multi-lateral commitments at international level. Sustainability has become a key element in competitiveness by supporting innovative processes and the ability to attract talent.

50%

of  investments in 2022-2024 to achieving SDGs

12,200

people involved in R&D activities

~10,500

suppliers, of which over 4,000 based in Italy

79%

of energy purchased from renewable sources

>40%

of new employees aged under 30

- 15%

of CO2 emissions (Scope 1+2)

Global leadership

Sustainability Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices of S&P Global for 13 years, with the highest score in the Aerospace and Defence industry for the fourth year in a row

Confirmed among the leaders in the fight against climate change by CDP (an international non-profit organisation), one of the best rated companies in the Aerospace & Defence sector.

Ranked in band A of the Defence Companies Index on Anti-Corruption and Corporate Transparency (DCI) of Transparency International.

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Sustainability Governance

Leonardo has a structured and integrated governance system to effectively pursue its long-term sustainability strategy.
The Board of Directors, with the support of the Sustainability and Innovation Committee and the Risk and Control Committee is responsible for defining strategic guidelines on sustainability and assessing progress towards sustainability targets, in line with the Industrial Plan and the Sustainability Plan.

Responsible Business

Through an approach based on following the rule of law, on integrity, transparency and respect for human rights, Leonardo integrates sustainability into its business, creating value for people, for the planet and for a productive and innovative ecosystem linked also to the prosperity of the communities and territories where company operates.

Sustainability targets

Governance

  • Leonardo’s sustainability targets are a key tool to support the Group’s strategy, its competitiveness and industrial ecosystem.
    Promote a responsible business model:
    Objectives
     
    2022

    Extending Trade Compliance Directive to the Group

    TARGET ACHIEVED

    2022

    Extending the business compliance training to other types of third parties (distributors/resellers), making it a mandatory prerequisite for the completion of the engagement

    TARGET ACHIEVED

    2023

    Renewal/maintenance of the ISO 37001:2016 “Anti-Bribery Management System” certification standard 

    TARGET ON TRACK

    Material themes

    target: 16.5 / 16.6
    Sound corporate governance
    Responsible and ethical business conduct

People

  • Attract and promote talent:
    Objectives
    2022

    More than 100 training hours per employee in the period 2018-2022 

    TARGET ACHIEVED

    2022

    Under 30 equal to at least 40% of total new hires

    TARGET ACHIEVED

    MATERIAL TOPICS

    Target: 4.3 / 4.4 / 5.1 / 5.5 / 5.b / 8.5
    Diversity and inclusion
    Skills management and talent attraction
    Active support to STEM skills development
     

  • Promote an inclusive environment
    Objectives

    2022

    Women equal to at least 32% of total new hires* 

    TARGET NOT ACHIEVED

    2025

    Women equal to at least 32% of total new hires**

    TARGET ON TRACK

    2025

    Women equal to 30% of total new hires in STEM areas 

    TARGET ON TRACK

    2025

    20% women in management levels

    TARGET ON TRACK

    2025

    Women equal to 20% of total employees

    TARGET ON TRACK

    2025

    27% of women in succession plans 

    TARGET ON TRACK

    MATERIAL TOPICS

    Target: 4.3 / 4.4 / 5.1 / 5.5 / 5.b / 8.5•    Diversity and inclusion
    Skills management and talent attraction
    Active support to STEM skills development
     

    * Calculated excluding blue collar workers.
    ** Calculated on total recruitment

Planet

  • Reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions:
    Objectives
    2025

    10% reduction in electricity consumption withdrawn from external grid* 

    TARGET UPDATED

    2025

    50% reduction in scope 1 + Scope 2 emissions (market-based)**

    TARGET ON TRACK

    Material themes

    Target: 8.4 / 9.4 / 12.2 / 12.5 / 13.1 / 13.3
    Combating climate change, adaptation and mitigation
    Environmental impact of using materials

    * Calculated in relation to revenues. 2019 year baseline.
    ** Reduction in absolute value. 2020 year baseline.

  • Reduce environmental impacts
    Objectives
    2030

    25% reduction in water withdrawals* 

    TARGET UPDATED

    2030

    15% reduction in the amount of waste produced* 

    TARGET UPDATED

    Material themes

    Target: 8.4 / 9.4 / 12.2 / 12.5 / 13.1 / 13.3
    Combating climate change, adaptation and mitigation
    Environmental impact of using materials

    * Reduction in absolute value. 2019 year baseline.

Prosperity

  • Develop the supply chain
    Objectives
    2023

    Manage more than 75% of the value of orders placed by Leonardo business areas with digital collaboration platforms* 

    TARGET ACHIEVED

    2023

    Implement supply chain development programmes and medium/long-term partnerships, focused on SMEs, to improve business sustainability 

    TARGET ON TRACK

    2023

    Raise awareness of/deliver training on SDGs and supporting tools for reporting to more than 80% of key suppliers (over 500 suppliers) 

    TARGET ON TRACK

    2023

    100% of LEAP partners with set targets and plans on green energy, CO2 emission reduction, waste recycling, water consumption

    TARGET ON TRACK

    Material themes

    Target: 4.4 / 8.2 / 8.3 / 9.4 / 9.5 / 12.2 / 12.5 / 13.1 
    Sustainable Supply chain
    R&D, innovation and advanced technologies
    Cybersecurity and data protection
    Digital transformation
     

    * Includes recurring suppliers. Leonardo DRS is not included in the scope.

  • Strengthen digitalisation and processing capacity
    Objectives
    2025

    Increasing computing power by 40% per capita*

    TARGET ON TRACK

    2025

    Increasing storage capacity by 40% per capita*

    TARGET ON TRACK

    Material themes

    Target: 4.4 / 8.2 / 8.3 / 9.4 / 9.5 / 12.2 / 12.5 / 13.1
    Sustainable Supply chain
    R&D, innovation and advanced technologies
    Digital transformation

    * Calculated as t he number of flops (floating point operations per second) and bytes in relation to employees in Italy. 2020 year baseline.

Sustainability Plans and Targets

Leonardo’s Sustainability Plan translates the Group’s vision and Sustainability objectives into projects and measurable initiatives  focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Agenda 2030, in line with the European Green Deal and Next Generation EU.

The aim is to generate shared value for stakeholders that can be quantified over time. In the Sustainability Plan, Leonardo’s capability in technological and digital innovation is the starting point for finding solutions to global problems and to accelerate the transition to inclusive, sustainable development.

The Plan is divided into eight action areas and covers the entire value chain, from research and innovation to operations, right through to the development of new solutions and new business models, involving business areas, companies and functions.