Message from Chairman and CEO Roger Krone
By exploring our eighth annual sustainability report you will learn more about how Leidos is committed to sustaining our employees, our communities, and our world.
2016 marked a transformative year for Leidos when we acquired Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. The transaction doubled the size of the company and created a thriving enterprise focused on providing solutions for the world’s most complex problems.
The new Leidos is a 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. Operating sustainably is a pillar of the company’s culture and we are proud of our efforts to empower our people, support the communities where we live and work, emphasize diversity and inclusion in our workforce, and protect the environment.
Employees lead our sustainability initiatives, supported by a team of subject matter experts from across the enterprise. But we could not do this work without the support of our business and community partners, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Thanks to them, Leidos accomplishes more than it could do alone.
Our annual report takes stock of the progress and impact of the company across multiple areas that the company deems important to its growth and sustainability. Each year, Leidos strengthens its workforce, maintains a commitment to hiring veterans, further reduces its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, enhances its robust ethics program, and expands its engagement in the community.
To support our communities in 2016, we made over $2.0 million in charitable donations. Our employees, who inspire me with their unwavering commitment to improve the world around us, contributed over 18,000 hours of their talent to a wide variety of company-sponsored causes. Focus areas included STEM education, basic needs and wellness, ethics and leadership, and the needs of our military and intelligence personnel and their families.
Working with our operations across the globe, I am equally privileged to see firsthand how our employees achieve results the right way, operating with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Our ethics program and practices are critical to our culture and the sustainability of our company and is a source of pride for all of us.
At Leidos, we set a goal to reduce GHG emissions by 25 percent 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 restructuring and real estate reductions, but also the concerted efforts of our employees. As part of our continuous improvement efforts, we expect to further reduce our emissions and remain focused on efforts to minimize our overall environmental impact.
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