For the fourth year, SAIC launched its corporate responsibility report highlighting the company’s successes, goals and ongoing efforts around issues that affect its people, the environment and its interactions with customers and partners.
Key accomplishments include a 36% reduction in two major greenhouse gas emissions and a 22% decrease in electricity consumption since 2019. Additionally, SAIC’s focus on diversity has led to a significant milestone: 70% of its board members and executives are now women or people of color.
“I am proud of the strides we have made in sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and social and governance imperatives, but perhaps more importantly, I am proud that these efforts have become foundational to our culture at SAIC,” said Nazzic Keene, recently retired CEO of SAIC. “Our culture centers on corporate responsibility efforts that begin with strong governance. This ensures all of us act with integrity and are held accountable, which are non-negotiables in our company.”
In 2023, SAIC established an Office of Environmental, Social and Governance Integration charged with integrating the company’s efforts around each of these areas, making improvements and creating accountability for reaching goals.
SAIC also continues to give back to organizations dedicated to serving military heroes, community wellness, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) efforts. And SAIC has also elevated efforts to take care of its own through amplified communications around the SAIC Charitable Foundation, which helps employees and dependents in times of need.
Several recognitions are noted in the report:
- Newsweek, America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity (2022, 2023)
- Forbes Best Employers for Diversity (every year since 2019)
- Forbes America’s Best Employers for Veterans (second consecutive year)
- DiversityInc No. 1 Company for Veterans
Other achievements include the donation of 15 homes through the Building Homes for Heroes Partnership, 3.5 million equivalent meals donated through Feeding America in 2022 and a $1.5 million commitment to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering.
The report also highlights what the company said is a “steadfast commitment to high ethical standards as ethics and integrity serve as the foundation of SAIC’s business practices,” and it notes several areas focusing on protecting customers, business partners and employees through data privacy and cybersecurity practices, including ongoing training, supplier regulations, accountability and more.
The full report can be viewed here.