Leidos

Virginia
Commercial and Professional Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Leidos scored a 95 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Leidos increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Leidos forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. CEO Roger A. Krone is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers. Leidos former CEO, Roger Krone, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The company has also donated $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes. Leidos is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For these reasons, Leidos receives a High Risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
4/28/23SocialRichard LippertReport on Political Expenditures CongruenceAgainst38.70%
4/28/23GovernanceKenneth SteinerIndependent Board ChairAgainst26.80%
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