Leonardo invests in innovation and research as core elements of its business, to develop increasingly advanced technologies and to contribute to the long-term wellbeing of both people and the planet, and in particular to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Leonardo’s commitment to protecting the planet focuses on three main areas: fighting the climate crisis through decarbonisation; implementing solutions, including Earth monitoring and more efficient city management; and finally promoting circular economy models and action plans.
To accelerate its technological growth, Leonardo has developed infrastructure capable of multiplying the positive impact of its sustainability activities. These include the Leonardo Labs and the davinci-1 supercomputer, as well as investments in Digital Twin technology – the digital copy of a product or system that models its behaviour over time. This kind of technology offers opportunities for new applications not only in the aerospace, defence and security sector, but also for society and the planet as a whole in areas such as global monitoring, healthcare, smart cities and multi-modal logistics.
Leonardo plays a leading role in the main aeronautical programmes to reduce climate and environmental impact: