About our Reporting
Our reporting process is evolving along with our approach to corporate responsibility.
Corporate responsibility 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 support our people, enrich the communities where we live and work, and our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. We also highlight ethics, governance, and other related program areas that form the bedrock of our philosophy about corporate responsibility.
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 eleventh, covering calendar year 2019. This report also aligns with and references our fiscal year Annual Report on Form 10-K.
The GRI™ is a third-party organization developing the world's most widely-used sustainability reporting framework. To ensure the highest degree of technical quality, credibility, and relevance, the framework is maintained through consensus-seeking participants drawn globally from business, civil society, labor, and professional institutions. The GRI Standards represent global best practice in sustainability reporting.
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 economic, environmental, and social performance.
The CR Report is generated by a core group of individuals representing the Leidos Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability functions and a network of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) throughout the company. To identify topics for inclusion in the report, we carefully examined the full list of topics presented in the GRI™ Standards and Guidance documents and determined which were material to Leidos and its stakeholders. We consulted 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. All topics judged to be material are included in this report.
We engage with our employees, communities, clients, industry teammates, government leadership and corporate responsibility thought leaders based on shared values. Our goal is to establish and nurture effective and productive relationships that align with our mission and values.
Leidos is a relatively new company, yet one with 50 years of history. We strive for continuous improvement, alignment with industry best practices, and leadership in corporate sustainably and responsibility. 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.