Corporate Footprint and Environmental Stewardship
We are committed to reducing our environmental impact
At Leidos, we work every day to advance environmental sustainability for our customers and our own operations. Three of our Next Level Leidos goals are focused on environmental stewardship.
- 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
Our roadmap for achieving the 2030 targets will include an array of solutions to reduce the company's environmental footprint and will continuously evolve. In the near-term, high-level strategies in the roadmap include:
- Focusing on core/key facilities
- Prioritizing real estate actions, followed by energy efficiency and renewable energy
- Investigating unique opportunities at labs, manufacturing, data centers, and aircraft
- Developing regional and sub-regional business, and facility plans, as appropriate
- Integrating sustainability considerations across businesses and functions
- Increasing engagement and collaboration, raising awareness, building capacity, and recognizing achievements
Footprint at a Glance
The charts below summarize our environmental performance history and include data from calendar years (CY) 2021 and 2022.
Waste Reduction and Landfill Diversion
Leidos is committed to minimizing our resource consumption and our impact on the environment. We set a goal to divert 50% of our landfill waste from Leidos facilities by 2030. To reach this target, we continue to partner with our suppliers and our employees to develop strategies that prioritize circularity, education, and waste avoidance. Data collection continues to be a challenge in meeting this goal, as we occupy primarily leased space in multi-tenant office buildings.
In 2023, with support from our vested partner JLL, Leidos will complete a waste baseline from which to measure progress toward our 2030 target. This desktop study will quantify waste generation and landfill diversion and recycling rates across the U.S. portfolio. As we work on deploying a comprehensive waste management plan, we will continue the following initiatives:
- Enhancing and expanding our existing programs such as office furniture refurbishment and reuse, smart printing, recycling (construction waste, paper, and coffee pods), and composting
- Following international guidelines for electronic waste disposal and responsibly reuse/recycle/redeploy 100% of our corporate-managed electronic waste
- Developing plans to eliminate single-use plastics in our largest facilities
- Collaborating with our supply chain partners to source environmentally friendly materials and identify circularity opportunities.
Leidos understands that our value chain is one of the largest sources of impact on the environment and that we have an opportunity to both learn and benefit from our suppliers innovations in waste reduction and circularity. See the Supplier and Small Business section for more information.
We have identified both Water Stewardship and Biodiversity as issues to watch on our ESG materiality matrix. At Leidos water is mostly limited to typical commercial office consumption, which does not currently have a significant effect on national or local water sources. We monitor our water use and work to reduce consumption through water-efficient technologies, especially in water-sensitive climates like California and Florida. As we grow, we will continue to evaluate our impact and usage.