Message from Chairman and CEO, Roger Krone
A company’s success has never been as closely linked to the well-being of its employees, the strength of its communities, or the health of the environment as it is today.
At Leidos, we are proud of our commitment to build a sustainable business that will thrive in a changing world and make positive impacts for our customers, our employees and in our communities. Our commitment to ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues aligns closely with our mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient.
We have all faced unparalleled challenges in the last few years. The most resilient companies are the ones that have stayed true to their mission and values while adapting to a new, often unexpected, future. Leidos was founded to help solve our customers' most demanding challenges and we are committed to continuing to work collaboratively with all our stakeholders to contribute to solutions that benefit us all.
Last fall we announced Next Level Leidos, our 2030 sustainability goals. Developing these goals included collaboration with key stakeholders and internal assessment of our environmental, social and governance initiatives. We built our focused strategy around cultivating inclusion, advancing environmental sustainability and promoting healthier lives. We are already seeing progress and will continue to share our growth and be transparent about the challenges we face along our journey.
Our six core values - integrity, inclusion, innovation, agility, collaboration and commitment – guide all that we do at Leidos. Every day I see how our employees are committed to upholding a culture of ethics and integrity to support our company, communities and customers. For the fifth consecutive year, Leidos was named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies®.”
Our people are the key to our success, and now more than ever, we know that taking care of our physical and mental health is the only way that we will be truly healthy. That’s why Leidos has prioritized the mental health of employees, their families, and our communities. Our work on this issue started more than five years ago with a focus on the opioid epidemic. Our efforts have expanded to address not just substance use disorders but broader mental health challenges and well-being. Leidos has taken a leadership position on this important issue and is supporting not just our own employees but providing resources for all kinds of companies through the Leidos CEO Pledge.
Our environmental work builds on our more than 45 years of experience in energy and environmental services. Last year we announced that we exceeded our legacy greenhouse gas goal by more than double, and our Next Level Leidos goals will help build on the lessons we have learned, and the success we have achieved.
The success of Leidos is inextricably linked with the success of our customers, employees, communities, and environment. We will remain focused on our mission and delivering for our customers, while doing our part to better the world around us and support the communities where we live and work.
Roger A. Krone
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer