Lamonica (Leonardo): ‘To decarbonise everyone’s collaboration is needed’

“Leonardo’s decarbonization strategy envisages a change in business decisions and processes: from product design, taking into account the carbon footprint in the different life stages, to procurement, focusing on innovation, in particular in the field of materials and technologies. Collaboration becomes the key ingredient, we will only be able to reach the goal by joining forces with our customers, supplier companies and institutions “. Thus Beatrice Lamonica, Leonardo’s Head of Environmental Strategy and Projects, who took part today at the CSR and social innovation exhibition in Milan, now in its tenth edition.

“Transparency for Leonardo is a great effort of knowledge and access to data with a constant commitment to disclosure on our projects and our performance. We focus on measuring CO2 emissions across the entire value chain, including our products and the supply chain. Over the past three years, our commitment to decarbonisation, across the business areas, has led to a reduction of around 19% in CO2, thanks above all to changes in the manufacturing process and energy efficiency initiatives. Added to this are the emissions saved thanks to the innovation of our products and services, for example with the virtualization of training systems we have avoided the emission of 117 tons of CO2 in three years ”.

Giacinto Carullo, Leonardo’s Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer, during the event underlined how “the title of this year’s exhibition ‘sustainable connections’ highlights the need to tackle the global challenge of sustainability together. For some time, Leonardo has had a clear need to work together with the supply chain, made up in Italy of over 4 thousand companies with 87% of SMEs, with a medium-long term partnership perspective, to make ambitions ‘pragmatic’ and accelerate the path development and innovation of SMEs. We are doing this with the ‘Leqap Partnership for Sustainability’ program on all three ESG dimensions: the Environmental one, with targets and actions aimed at decarbonisation, circularity and waste reduction; the Social one which embraces diversity, inclusion and development of the territories; and last but not least Governance, with the definition of a new code of conduct for suppliers, which requires the sharing of our values ​​to all those who want to work with us “.