Leidos Named to 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
RESTON, Va., Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science, information technology, and engineering leader, today announced that it has been named to the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), in recognition of Leidos' strong commitment to gender equality.
Bloomberg's GEI measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings. Those included on this year's index scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect disclosure of information and the achievement or adoption of best-in-class statistics and policies.
Leidos attained best in class in several categories, including: Number of Women on Board of Directors, Conducting Gender-Based Compensation Reviews, Global Minimum Weeks Paid Maternity, various Childcare and Medical Services, Employee Resource Group for Women, Recruiting Strategy for Women, and Member of Gender Equality Organizations.
"We're honored to be recognized for our commitment to diversity because it drives innovation in everything we do at Leidos," said Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We focus on cultivating a talented workforce by attracting and retaining employees with differences in thought, style, and perspectives. This aligns with our core values and the way we operate every day."
"As investors continue to seek more information on companies' approaches to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index allows investors to compare companies' commitments to gender equality across industries," said Kiersten Barnet, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chairman at Bloomberg. "More data and greater transparency in this space will allow investors to make better-informed decisions and help companies better understand their own progress towards gender equality."
Leidos is a Fortune 500® science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.