Leonardo ranks first in the sector Aerospace & Defense in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), confirming its leadership for the second consecutive year. A result that testifies to how sustainability is an integral part and guide of Leonardo's strategy, governance and his vision for 2030.
“Being recognized as industry leaders within DJSI - comments the CEO of Leonardo, Alessandro Profumo - is for us a further confirmation that the path we have taken is the right one. We are committed to contributing to sustainable progress in a safer world. An ambition that is the basis of Be Tomorrow-Leonardo 2030, the long-term strategic plan that focuses on technological innovation and the enhancement of skills to develop new business opportunities and accelerate in the direction of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Never before has economic, social and environmental sustainability been at the center of the international debate as in this moment and the belief that sustainability creates value and activates resources is increasingly shared ".
"We are proud of the recognition obtained - underlines the President of Leonardo, Luciano Carta - which is added to the recent appointment of Leonardo as a Global Compact LEAD of the United Nations, confirming our leading role and our global commitment to sustainability. . A recognition that is the result of a governance increasingly oriented towards sustainable success and the creation of long-term value ”.
A commitment to the Global Compact that Leonardo also strengthened by joining the CFO Taskforce for sustainable finance, established at the end of 2019. Thanks to the commitment of the Taskforce and the signing of CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investments and Finance, Leonardo will contribute to the creation of a sustainable financial model for the prosperity of companies and communities.
These are some of the data, relating to the 2019 financial year, which testify to Leonardo's commitment:
For prosperity and innovation:
• 1,5 billion euros spent on Research and Development
• 9.000 people engaged in Research and Development activities
• Over 8.000 suppliers, most of which are highly specialized small and medium-sized enterprises, and 81% of purchases in the four domestic markets
• 90 universities and research centers with which collaborations and partnerships are in progress
• Cyber attack protection of 75 NATO sites in 29 countries
• About 300 airports use Leonardo's systems for air traffic control
• Over 1.100 helicopters used in search and rescue, fire fighting and public order missions
• About 70.000 users protected with cyber security services
For people and skills:
• About 2.500 internship, apprenticeship and training initiatives activated since 2017
• Over 5.000 hired under the age of 30 in the 2017-2019 period
• 20 hours of training per year per employee carried out on average in the period 2018-2019
For the Planet:
• Over 1 million images captured by the COSMO-SkyMed constellation since 2008 for Earth observation
• 10-15% fuel savings and 20% fewer emissions thanks to the use of carbon fiber for aeronautical structures
• 47.000 tons of CO2 avoided in 2019 with virtual systems for training pilots of helicopters and airplanes