RESTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science, information technology, and engineering leader, was ranked #38 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2017 U.S. 500. The company was also named the #1 greenest company in the Information & Technology category. The annual list recognizes the environmental efforts of the nation's largest publicly traded companies.
Newsweek partnered with an independent research organization to assess the sustainability performance of the 500 largest publicly-traded companies headquartered in the U.S. by revenue as of December 31, 2016. Performance was measured using key environmental indicators including energy and water use, Greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, and the company's senior executive team involvement. Leidos' overall green score was 59.3 percent.
"We continuously look for ways to reduce our environmental footprint – both for our enterprise and for our customers," said Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our top ranking in the IT Services category aligns with our dedication and ability to create efficient, innovative solutions that address the world's modern challenges with limited impact to the environment."
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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