At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. In order to achieve this, we have a formal program with an established vision, mission, goals, and actions.
Our mission is to promote awareness, empower, and educate our employees on the importance of a diverse and inclusive work environment.
In pursuit of the company’s diversity and inclusion mission, we have established the following goals:
A few of our results since establishing a formal program have included a steady increase in our diversity hires and promotions, and an increase of our diversity in management level positions. Our recruiting teams have increased our visibility in minority, women, military, and veteran-based publications and websites, as well as at recruiting events and colleges, universities, and technical schools. We have expanded our student internship and co-op programs. We ensure that our diverse employees are provided with opportunities to participate in our learning, development, and mentorship programs. As part of succession planning, we have identified diverse employees as successor candidates, high potential and emerging high potential employees. Under corporate leadership, we have established a Diversity Advisory Group to champion and recommend ideas to promote diversity and inclusion within the company. To complement the Diversity Advisory Group, we have established diversity actions teams at our facilities to further the vision, mission and goals of the program.
We are committed to hiring a more diverse workforce to resemble our communities and customers; fostering an environment that enables all employees to be part of a team, where they belong, feel valued, and cooperate together as a diverse workforce to achieve our business goals and objectives.
Leonardo DRS’ Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are voluntary, employee-led groups that create opportunities for employees to meet collaborate, network and exchange ideas with people who share similar interest, background, orientation, or culture. Employee Resource Groups build a more inclusive environment and approach inclusion and diversity in an employee community-based way.
The goal is to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the company’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Customer Focus, Diversity and Inclusion, and Innovation.
Leonardo has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) 2021, a modified market capitalization-weighted index that aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting. The index measures practices linked to the inclusion and enhancement of diversity, and represents a further tool for investors to assess company performance.
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