Skip to Content

Empower Diverse Talent

We work to ensure all people have access to opportunities as well as the agency and support to pursue them in order to achieve their goals.

Material Topics:

  • Access & Affordability
  • Community Relations
  • Employee Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Labor Practices
  • Physical & Sociopolitical Risks
  • Public Health Risks
  • Sourcing Efficiency and Management Transparency
  • Workforce Management

Environmental Health & Safety

Our Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) program, formalized in 2019, continues to grow in importance for us. This year, EHS was identified as a material topic due to greater stakeholder prioritization of safe work conditions, likely a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a shift in business activities at some of our sites to incorporate light manufacturing.

Our Global Workplace team spent time last year completing site inspections of our largest offices. These inspections identified various scenarios and prioritized short- and long-term projects across our real estate portfolio. While we begin implementing these projects, we will continue to also finalize our U.S. site inspections with a goal of 100% completion by the end of FY23. Our aim is to integrate job hazard analysis with our EHS training where needed and rely on consistent and targeted communication in facilities where we do not have implementation authority, such as client locations.

Inclusive Facility Design

We are creating employee workspaces for our future that reflect our new hybrid work model and ensure our diverse workforce is comfortable and productive. Led by our Accommodations team and in collaboration with the Global Workplace team, required accommodation needs—such as ramps, ergonomic seating, and nursing rooms—are identified and implemented. Over the last few years, through our NEXGEN design, we also made progress incorporating elements beyond building code requirements, such as wellness rooms, enhanced natural lighting, and workspaces designed to meet the needs of neurodiverse workers and others through reduced noise and lighting. Additionally, we provide hybrid employees with stipends to outfit home offices for remote work.

Although our headcount has increased over the years, the EMR metric remains low against our industry benchmark.

Environmental Health & Safety Metrics*
Category 2019 2020 2021
EMR 0.85 0.76 0.72
TCIR 0.078 0.027 0.051
DART 0.033 0.015 0.028
Severity 1.28 0.98 0.40

*Based on U.S. Facilities only and reported on a calendar year basis.


  • Experience Modification Rate (EMR) = The EMR is a metric that insurers use to calculate premiums. Our insurance company provides the EMR to Booz Allen. An EMR considers the number of claims/injuries a company has had in the past and their corresponding costs. An EMR of 1.0 is the benchmark average—if a company's EMR number is lower than average (e.g., less than 1.0), its workers compensation premium will be lower than average.
  • Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) = Number of injury or illness cases x 200,000/total hours worked.
  • Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) Rate = Number of injury or illness cases resulting in days away, restricted, or transferred x 200,000/total hours worked. Consequently, this rate will be less than the TCIR.
  • Severity Rate = Number of lost workdays (days away) x 200,000/total number of hours worked. (In certain situations, the number of “lost” workdays for the previous year may have to be reassessed when related to injuries lasting into the next calendar year. In no individual cases shall the number of lost workdays recorded exceed 180 days.)