Leonardo joined the “Climate A List 2020” of the non-profit international organisation CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the list that includes world leading companies – out of 5,800-plus companies analyzed – in the fight against climate change. The list has been rated by disclosure on impacts, risks, and opportunities that are linked to the environment, and requested by more than 515 investors, that represent over 106 trillion dollars in assets under management.
The promotion to the top ranking of the evaluation recognizes Leonardo’s commitment to emission reduction, the mitigation of risks linked to climate change, and for the undertaking a careful environmental strategy. With particular attention to the Company’s research and the implementation of innovative technologies: from the use of advanced materials for more sustainable air mobility, to solutions for satellite Earth observation and monitoring.
“Joining the ‘A List’ rewards Leonardo’s concrete commitment in fighting against climate change by managing possible risks and seizing the opportunities offered by the most advanced technologies”, stated Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo.
“From our industrial plants to innovative solutions for mitigation and adaptation to climate change, Leonardo is committed to sustainable growth for people and for the Planet,” he added.
Sustainability is integral to the Be Tomorrow – Leonardo 2030 strategic plan that promotes a renewed approach to the issue by considering business, governance, social impacts and environmental factors, from a long-term perspective and in-line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.
The inclusion in the CDP’s top ranking further consolidates Leonardo’s growth in terms of sustainability. Recently, the Company obtained confirmation again of its role as an Industry Leader in the Aerospace & Defense sector within the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and has also been recognized as UN Global Compact Lead, with a leading role in the sustainability and international cooperation initiative.
Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defense and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organized into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries such as Leonardo DRS (defense electronics), and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio.
Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space).
Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2019 Leonardo recorded consolidated revenues of €13.8 billion and invested €1.5 billion in Research and Development. The Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability In d ex (DJSI) since 2010 and became Industry leader of Aerospace & Defense sector of DJSI in 2019.