SAIC’s most recent Corporate Responsibility Report highlights the company’s ongoing progress on its environmental, social and governance imperatives.
Among the achievements the report highlights is a 30% cut in emissions for the 2021 calendar year compared to 2019. For the same period, SAIC also reduced electrical energy consumption by 13%.
“Today, as we focus on tomorrow, we are building on our ESG commitment and setting bold goals,” said CEO Nazzic S. Keene. “Whether that involves architecting what’s next for our customers, reinventing the future of work for our employees or improving the communities and world around us, we are committed to a better tomorrow. Corporate responsibility is an integral part of that commitment and drives our actions.”
Every year since 2019, SAIC has been recognized by Forbes as a best large employer, a best employer for diversity, and, since 2021, as a best employer for veterans. The company received a perfect score for the past four years as a human rights campaign best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality. And the company donated the equivalent of 3.8 million meals through Feeding America in 2021.
Some 64% of SAIC’s board of directors is female or people of color.
To target employee well-being, SAIC has enhanced employee benefits by expanding work flexibility, keeping medical premiums down and implementing programs for backup child and elder care. The company is also placing a focus on ethics and integrity as “non-negotiables.”
Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are becoming more critical than ever. SAIC became one of the first in the industry to celebrate Juneteenth this year as a paid annual holiday. The company is also working to up the representation of women and people of color throughout all levels of leadership.
Ethics, integrity and compliance goals are woven into the fabric of company culture with employees completing 54,770 hours of ethics and compliance training in fiscal year 2022.
SAIC is also working toward self-imposed environmental goals around greenhouse gas emissions, energy conservation and recycling. Double-sided printing, recycled paper and recycling bins are all used to reduce paper waste. And, the report notes, as the company implements hybrid and remote work environments, SAIC is reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions associated with commuting to work.
“The growing priority of climate change is making its way into government, businesses and our everyday lives,” Steve Ambrose, chief climate scientist, said in the report.
“This includes a need to better understand the impacts of climate change on energy supply and use, water management, air quality, public health, and land use and its management. For SAIC, and our customers, it is of high importance for procurement, supply chain, infrastructure, security and equity. Our customers need a company to help them prepare for the future risks and adaptation needed to secure their investments for a sustainable future.”