RESTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® information technology, science, and engineering leader, today announced it was named one of Forbes Best Employers for Diversity. The inaugural list ranks the top 250 employers across all industries in the United States based on surveying employees, examining employer diversity policies, and analyzing diversity in executive suites and board compositions. Leidos ranked #159 on the list for its diversity inclusion efforts.
Forbes partnered with data expert firm Statista to survey 30,000 employees working for large U.S. companies about diversity in the workplace. A company's score was determined by direct employee recommendations, public perception score, diversity and inclusion at the executive-level, and an index of objective and publicly available diversity key performance indicators. Recommendations from women, ethnic minorities, and older workers were given more influence, as well as any variations in statements between minorities and non-minorities.
Leidos – also recently added to Bloomberg's sector-neutral Gender Equality Index – cultivates a culture of inclusion and diversity through various initiatives, including driving employee engagement through seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). These groups work diligently to support an inclusive workplace through professional networks, recruitment, education, and community support and outreach.
"Diversity is a driving force within our culture of innovation at Leidos," said Ann Addison, Leidos Chief Human Resources Officer. "We believe that focus on diversity and inclusion improves team performance, influences innovative business strategies, and drives positive results by advancing our workforce, and advancing our reputation in the marketplace."
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.
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