History of Ethics

 
 

Corporate Responsibility

History of Ethics

History of Ethics

Leidos has placed ethics at the forefront since 1969.

Since 1969, ethical business conduct is a hallmark of our business. We established ethics and compliance as a cornerstone of employee behavior with the inception of the Employee Ethics Council in 1984. Made up of ethics ambassadors from each business organization, as well as key corporate functions, the council continues today in its role as the company's conscience.

Leidos pioneered a number of industry best practices in developing our Ethics and Compliance Program. We were one of the early signatories to the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct (DII), and Leidos is now considered a leader among the 74 companies that comprise the DII. We created the Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Committee (ECRC) of the Board of Directors in 1988 and a senior management position to oversee the ethics and compliance program in 2005. Today, the Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, reports directly to our CEO and the Chair of the ECRC. Through comprehensive training, continuous communication and leadership by example, these actions have helped to embed our values- based program into everyday activity across the enterprise.