Our passion for environmental stewardship has never been stronger
Leidos believes that a commitment to sustainability represents our responsibility as an ethical company and is critical to our business performance.
The greatest contribution Leidos makes to environmental stewardship comes through the work we do for our customers. We use our considerable energy and environmental expertise to inform our own efforts. Between 2010 and 2020, we reduced GHG emissions by more than 58%. However, we believe that operating sustainably is a continuous journey. As stewards of the environment, we seek to advance environmental sustainability by doing our part to preserve natural resources, reduce emissions, and limit waste.
In 2021 we set three new environmental sustainability goals and focused on strategy development and identifying the resources and drivers needed to accomplish the following:
- Reduce GHG emissions 25% by 2030
- Reduce waste by 50% in Leidos facilities by 2030
- Increase renewable energy to 25% of total electricity use by 2030.
Finally, operating a sustainable business requires a safe and healthy environment. Leidos is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, our communities, our customers and the environment.
Our Management Approach
To meet both our legacy GHG emissions reduction goal and our new 2030 Next Level Leidos goals, we will continue to reduce the size of our real estate portfolio and leverage an updated Strategic Energy Management Program, which identifies energy reduction initiatives, including the introduction of energy-saving equipment at our facilities, and goals to increase renewable energy purchases throughout our operations. Additional efforts include increasing our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified spaces, reducing employees’ energy use, improving equipment efficiency, reducing materials consumption, and diverting waste.
Our overall sustainability strategy includes voluntary measures to minimize GHG emissions and energy use, track environmental risks, and improve environmental data collection and visibility. Our strategy is defined by the Sustainability Working Group (SWG), which is co-sponsored by the Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Services and the Senior Vice President, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer. The SWG includes key representatives from each of the various Leidos functions, as well as customer-facing sustainability experts. The SWG tracks environmental performance throughout our operations, helps guide our overall sustainability strategy, and identifies and manages climate-related risks to our company. The executive sponsors provide annual updates regarding sustainability to the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors that includes information and feedback from the wider team. The SWG ensures Leidos makes continual progress towards meeting our ESG goals.
Our enterprise strategy is supported by an increasing number of regional and business plans. This design provides flexibility for different parts of the Enterprise to comply with local regulations and unique customer requirements. For example, Leidos Innovations UK Ltd and Leidos Europe (Emersons Green site only) have published a Carbon Reduction Plan committing to achieving net zero by 2040. The plan is compliant with UK Government policies and goes beyond the requirement to achieve Net Zero by 2050.
The Leidos emissions inventory is verified by a 3rd party every two years, and is reported to CDP, whose scoring we use as a benchmark.
Additionally, Leidos maintains an Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Management System to support the protection of our employees, our environment and our stakeholders, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The EH&S Management System consists of design, implementation and oversight processes to support consistent application across Leidos’ operations, inclusion of Leidos employees who work at customer-owned locations, and continuous progress towards a goal of zero accidents across our enterprise. Our EHS Management System has earned Leidos recognition as a leader in the field of occupational health and safety and undergoes rigorous internal scrutiny.
Policies and formalized environmental procedures include:
- Leidos Code of Conduct
- Leidos Supplier Code of Conduct
- LP-LG-11: Environmental Health and Safety which expresses our commitment to:
- Minimizing detrimental environmental impacts arising from our business activities
- Environmental sustainability, including conservation of natural resources, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and recycling
- Statutory and regulatory compliance
- Incorporation of leading EH&S practices into our product and service offerings
- Leidos EH&S Manual
- Leidos Strategic Energy Management Plan
- Leidos Responsible Purchasing Policy
- Leidos UK Sustainability Statement
- Leidos UK Carbon Reduction Plan