Leidos named as ambassadors for collaborative working
Leidos has been appointed an ambassador of the Institute for Collaborative Working in recognition of the partnership approach it takes to its programmes, customer relationships and its involvement on the ICW management board over the last 10 years.
The Institute’s role is to establish collaborative working as a professional business discipline and help organisations in both the public and private sectors, to build and develop effective competitive business relationships based on collaborative working good practice.
Its ambassadors are companies that are leading the way in their respective industries through their commitment to collaborative working and encouraging partners and customers to work more collaboratively by demonstrating the benefits.
Lord David Evans of Watford, Chairman of the Institute of Collaborative Working, said: “Creating the role of ambassadors was a clear way ICW could recognise those organisations that have been proactive in the Institute and their sectors of industry. The Leidos team have been great advocates for collaborative working and we are proud to have them as Ambassadors.”
In 2017, Leidos became one of the first six companies in the world to receive the ISO 44001 certification which recognises “effective identification, development and management of collaborative business relationships within or between organisations”, specifically referencing the unique working partnership between Leidos and NATS.
Leidos’ approach was also recently called out by Oil & Gas UK for its successful collaboration with i-Tech 7 which is driving digital transformation in the industry, as well as being nominated for a collaboration award on the UK census programme.
Lois Love, Leidos Head of Contracts, and member of the ICW advisory council, said: “Collaboration is one of our core values at Leidos and at the heart of every programme, customer and supplier relationship.
“We understand that working in partnership with our customers and partners, capitalising on respective areas of expertise, is key to maximising benefits and building deeper, long lasting relationships.
“We are extremely pleased to be recognised for that commitment by ICW and look forward to promoting the benefits of collaborative working not just within the markets we work in, but to all organisations regardless of their size and vision, as ambassadors of the organisation.”