We are committed to all of our stakeholders, especially during challenging times.
Leidos is committed to serving all of our stakeholders, including employees, customers, supplier partners, communities and shareholders. This commitment, combined with our strong sense of purpose, enables us to connect deeply with our customers and also respond to changing requirements for enhanced sustainability disclosures and transparency throughout our business.
As the COVID-19 public health emergency developed throughout 2020, we focused on the health and safety of our workforce and their families, remained committed to our customers’ needs, executed the important work we do to make the world healthier, safer and more efficient and supported communities in need. Finally, we reinforced our commitment to inclusion and rejected social injustice and discriminatory behavior both within our company and beyond. For our efforts, Newsweek named Leidos to their "Most Responsible Companies" list for 2020 and the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the highest standards of ethical business practices, recognized Leidos as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies.
The annual Leidos Corporate Responsibility Report, published in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI™) Standards Framework, takes stock of the progress and impact of the Company across multiple areas deemed material to our company. Below are just a few highlights from calendar year 2020.
- Since March, 2020, the Leidos Relief Foundation (LRF), our 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to support our employees in need, provided assistance to over 600 impacted employees and distributed nearly two million dollars to support those affected by the pandemic and other disasters. We introduced new benefits such as Pandemic Paid Sick Leave and Mental Health and Wellness tools to support our workforce.
- We launched an Enterprise Inclusion Council to help identify and champion innovative actions that create a more inclusive work environment. We also established programs to increase inclusive leadership and enable personal and organizational accountability.
- Our employees were honored at the Women of Color STEM Conference, received recognition at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) and we celebrated a record-breaking number of employees at the 2021 BEYA conference in February.
- Leidos attained best in class rankings by numerous organizations including Fortune's list of The World's Most Admired Companies, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), and for the second year in a row were named on of the Best Places to Work for disability inclusion by Disability:IN, a leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Finally, we were honored on Military Times’ as a Best Employers for Vets.
- With more than 45 years of environment, energy and critical infrastructure experience, one of every four Fortune 500® companies is a valued Leidos client. We currently manage $1.2B of support to clients across our environmental and energy markets, including nine federal agencies and all five U.S. military branches.
- Leidos has provided $1.25 billion in energy efficiency savings to industry and, since 1995, has been tracking and reporting greenhouse gas emissions for federal agencies.
- In 2010, we pledged to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25% with a 2020 deadline. We exceeded that goal, reducing GHG emissions by 58%, and set new targets in Fall of 2021.
- During the height of the pandemic, we opened our new LEED certified Global Headquarters in Reston, Virginia and continued planning for a LEED Silver facility in San Diego, CA. In addition to operating and occupying sustainable facilities, we responsibly decommissioned existing buildings by recycling or donating e-Waste, furniture and supplies. Throughout the pandemic, we coordinated 51 projects that diverted more than 285.2 tons of surplus from landfills and donated more than 233,000 pounds of furniture and supplies to multiple charities.
- Leidos made more than $6.5 million in charitable donations and employees contributed approximately 24,000 volunteer hours to a wide variety of company-sponsored causes including STEM education, basic needs and wellness, ethics, and leadership and support to our military and intelligence personnel and their families.
- We donated over $300,000 to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation in support of their “All of Us Crush COVID” campaign and partnered with the Equal Justice Initiative, including donating $250,000 to support in-school programming to help education youth on combatting racial injustice.
- Leidos partnered with the Milken Institute Center for Public Health to help accelerate our ongoing CEO Pledge to end Addiction efforts. The collaboration grew from both organizations’ desire to advance the steps already being taken by employers across industries and sectors to address the mental health crisis and provide better access to resources and support for millions of employees. More than 150 CEOs and senior leaders have signed the pledge to-date.
- Leidos has awarded over $1.8 billion in contracts to small businesses through our Leidos Small Business Program (LSBP). LSBP is a proactive program designed to drive use of specific vendors and suppliers, including: minority-owned, women-owned, veteran owned, service disabled veteran owned, historically underutilized businesses and Small Business Administration (SBA)-defined small business.
We are proud of our programs and activities undertaken in 2020 to help our company grow and become more sustainable.