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Leidos Annual Sustainability Report Highlights Progress in Cultivating Inclusion, Advancing Environmental Sustainability and Promoting Healthier Lives

Leidos Annual Sustainability Report Highlights Progress in Cultivating Inclusion, Advancing Environmental Sustainability and Promoting Healthier Lives

Published 01-24-24

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Originally published in Leidos Sustainability Report

At Leidos, our dedication extends to all those we serve - our employees, our customers, our supplier partners, our communities, and our shareholders. This dedication, coupled with our unwavering sense of purpose, empowers us to establish profound connections with our customers. It also equips us to adeptly address evolving demands for heightened sustainability disclosures and transparency across our operations. Next Level Leidos (NLL) encompasses our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives for 2030. Aimed at positively impacting people and the planet,
we focus on three key areas:

  • Cultivating Inclusion: Building a strong business foundation that welcomes all perspectives and provides equitable access and resources for everyone
  • Advancing Environmental Sustainability: Implementing sustainable solutions to reduce the company’s environmental footprint
  • Promoting Healthier Lives: Investing in initiatives and resources that promote the health and well-being of employees and communities


  • We’ve devoted substantial resources to educate our leaders and employees about workplace practices concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2022, 100% of our employees completed Inclusion Acumen 2.0 training, and more than 2,500 people leaders completed the Inclusive Leader Learning Program (ILLP). ILLP equips managers to lead inclusively by creating and fostering environments in which inclusion and diversity are welcomed and leveraged with intention.
  • Leidos hired 2,260 veterans and military spouses in 2022 and continued to be honored with numerous awards and rankings such as Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for Veterans and’s Top 25 Veteran Employers.
  • Cultivating a workplace that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion hinges on transparency. During 2022, we witnessed a 1% increase in the representation of female employees globally, while concurrently achieving a 2% enhancement in the diversity of our United States (U.S.) – based workforce.
  • Leidos awarded more than $1.9 billion in contracts to small businesses across our federal programs. Our Small Business Supplier Diversity Program (SBSDP) tracks and monitors these awards. Moreover, the SBSDP partners with business development, procurement, and operations to maximize the use of small and diverse suppliers that provide products and services vital to the successful execution of our customer commitments.
  • Our efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion contributed to Leidos achieving numerous best-in-class rankings, including the Drucker Institute’s list of the 250 Best Managed Companies, Newsweek’s Greatest Places to Work for Diversity, Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, Forbes’ Best Employers for New Grads, and Ethisphere’s Most Ethical Companies List for the sixth consecutive year.


  • For the third year in a row, Leidos earned a “B” score from CDP for our commitment to transparency and governance around climate change, ranking above the sector (IT and software development) average and exceeding the North American regional average.
  • We achieved a 7.5% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2022, compared to the 2021 baseline, and increased our renewable electricity utilization from 5.0% in 2021 to more than 8% in 2022.
  • With more than 50 years of environment, energy, and critical infrastructure experience, one of every four Fortune 500® companies is a valued Leidos client. In 2022, we managed $1.48 billion of support to clients across our environmental and energy markets, including nine federal agencies and all five U.S. military branches.
  • Between 2001 and 2022, Leidos provided more than $1.5 billion in energy efficiency savings to industry.
  • Working with our partners, we diverted 194.7 tons of workplace furniture, fixtures, and equipment from landfills and diverted 283,104 pounds of electronics waste from landfills.


  • Leidos debuted on the inaugural U.S. News Best Companies to Work For list, earning especially high marks on work-life balance.
  • We are deeply committed to improving the lives of our employees and their families. In 2022, we invested more than $3 million in programs and initiatives that enhance and support our employees’ mental and physical well-being.
  • We introduced an upgraded maternity care initiative aimed at bolstering the physical welfare of our mothers and their infants and made substantial enhancements to our assistance for Leidos families by extending the duration of our paid parental leave offering to 4 weeks. This program is for any staff member—of any gender—who wishes to bond with a new eligible dependent.
  • Leidos is a leader in the field of environmental health and safety (EH&S) and places a strong emphasis on EH&S activities both internally and on behalf of our clients. Over the past 5 years, we have achieved injury and illness rates well below the industry average. We have received 55 National Safety Council Awards in the past ten years.
  • We donated approximately $5 million to charitable partners, and our employees contributed approximately 90,000 volunteer hours to a wide variety of company-sponsored and personal causes, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; basic needs and wellness; ethics and leadership; and support to our military and intelligence personnel and their families.

We are proud of these programs and the initiatives taken in 2022 to support our employees, the planet, our customers, and our communities.

Read the full report here

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company's 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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