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Message from Chairman and CEO Roger Krone

By exploring our seventh annual corporate responsibility report you will learn more about how Leidos is committed to sustaining our employees, our communities, and our world.

Leidos is a great company with exceptional talent and leadership, a keen ability to adjust to challenges and opportunities, a deep commitment to ethics and integrity, and a passion for customer success. Corporate responsibility is one of the pillars of our culture, and I am proud of our efforts to empower our people, contribute to the communities where we live and work, and protect the environment.

Corporate responsibility initiatives are led by our employees and supported by a team of subject matter experts from across the enterprise. But we couldn't do this work without the support of our business and community partners, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Thanks to them, we've been able to accomplish more than we could have accomplished alone — and we can do even more in the years ahead.

To support our communities in 2015, we made over $2.0 million in charitable donations and our employees contributed nearly 17,000 hours of their talent to a wide variety of company-sponsored causes, including STEM education, basic needs and wellness, ethics and leadership, and the needs of our military and intelligence personnel and their families. Many of our employees also serve on the boards of nonprofit organizations across the country. These activities underscore the passion of our employees — I continue to be inspired by their unwavering commitment to improve the world around us.

Working with our operations across the country, I am equally privileged to see firsthand how our employees achieve results the right way, operating with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. That's a source of pride for all of us. Our ethics program and practices are critical to our culture and the sustainability of our company.

We set a goal to reduce our GHG emissions by 25% no later than 2020 relative to a 2010 baseline. I’m proud that we achieved this goal six years ahead of schedule, largely due to company restructuring and real estate reductions as well as the concerted efforts of our employees. We further reduced our GHG emissions in calendar year 2015 by 22% owing to similar efforts, but also due to increased use of renewable energy to power our owned facilities. As part of our continuous improvement efforts, we will remain focused on efforts to further minimize our environmental impact.

Perhaps our greatest contribution to environmental stewardship comes through the work we do for our customers. Through a broad set of capabilities, we apply decades of technical and environmental expertise to solve the challenges at hand. We help accomplish goals including monitoring facility power consumption and enhancing process flow. We also help with a range of environmental remediation activities. Our experts are widely recognized with national and industry awards and I welcome you to explore how our dedicated professionals are changing the world.

Moving forward, we realize that corporate responsibility is a continuous journey, not a fixed destination. We remain deeply committed to thinking forward on behalf of our families, our communities, and our world.

Roger A. Krone
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer