About our Reporting
Our reporting process is evolving along with our approach to addressing material ESG issues.
ESG reporting at Leidos chronicles our progress toward improving the company's sustainability programs and performance. This website, and our associated Global Reporting Initiative (GRI™) Index, discusses how we balance efforts to cultivate inclusion, advance environmental sustainability, and promote healthier live. We also highlight ethics, governance, trust, and other related program areas that form the bedrock of our philosophy about corporate responsibility and governance.
We publish reports annually in accordance with the latest GRI™ Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). The GRI Standards emphasize materiality to focus reporting on topics with the most significant impact and influence on our stakeholders. This year's report is our thirteenth, covering calendar year 2021. This report also aligns with and references our 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Leidos defines report content by balancing our interest in providing the most comprehensive and transparent representation of the company's sustainability profile with the availability of data and resources. We strive to provide a robust report that addresses the interests of our stakeholders while aligning with the most relevant and significant indicators of our environmental, social, and governance performance.
This report is generated by a core group of individuals representing the Leidos ESG and Sustainability functions and a network of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) throughout the company. Topics included in this report are deemed material to Leidos and its stakeholders. The term “material” used in this report refers to the “material topic” definition of the Global Reporting Initiative. Material issues refer to relevant topics that can reasonably be considered important to an organization’s economic, environmental, and social impacts, or influencing the decisions of stakeholders. “Material” for the purposes of this report does not equate to any use of the word in other Company reporting or filings with the SEC.
We consult with company SMEs to verify the significance of individual topics, evaluate data availability, and establish appropriate boundaries. Boundaries are discussed in our management approach disclosures for each material topic, but are generally limited to the stakeholders that are directly impacted or influenced by the topic in question.
GRI™ Index and SASB Standards Disclosure
We strive for continuous improvement, alignment with industry best practices, and leadership in ESG reporting. As a result, we periodically re-evaluate and update our sustainability and corporate responsibility programs and the ways in which we share our progress with stakeholders.
Our GRI™ Index and SASB Standards are integrated into one index to provide a comprehensive view of our corporate performance. Where GRI supports broad and comprehensive disclosures on organizational impacts, SASB focuses on a subset of financially material issues by sector. Leidos is categorized in the Software and IT Services Industry and the Technology & Communications Sector. Leidos is primarily a services corporation and the nature of our business guides the disclosure topics adopted and disclosed from the SASB standards. In some instances, only partial information is available.