The Board of Directors, with the support of the Sustainability and Innovation Committee and the Control and Risk Committee, is responsible for defining strategic guidelines on sustainability, verifying the achievement of the Sustainability Plan’s goals in line with the Group’s Business Plan, and examining the general preparation of the Non-Financial Declaration.
The Sustainability and Innovation Committee comprises four independent, non-executive directors. Together with the Control and Risk Committee, it verifies – for aspects within its remit – the achievement of the Sustainability Plan’s goals and monitors Leonardo's positioning in the main Sustainability/ ESG indicators.
Additionally, it promotes stakeholder engagement, examines the general preparation of the Consolidated Non-Financial Declaration (included in the Integrated Report), and supports the company in identifying and assessing technological capabilities and in the creation of academic and research networks.
The Sustainability unit, headed by the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, is responsible for steering, managing, monitoring and conducting a strategic dialogue about Group sustainability themes. ESG reporting and relations with financial stakeholders are instead managed – under the responsibility of the Chief Financial Officer – respectively by the ESG & Integrated Reporting Unit, within the scope of the Administration and Financial Reporting, and the Investor Relations & Credit Rating Agencies Unit, in order to provide a comprehensive and integrated view of the company.
The Sustainability Coordinators of the various divisions, corporate functions and Group companies are the internal points of contact involved in defining, implementing and monitoring the Sustainability Plan, and ensuring consistency between goals, sustainability initiatives and non-financial indicators.
To strengthen the governance system, the remuneration policy also includes the achievement of goals linked to specific Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) indicators.