Maintaining a safe work environment for all of our employees is vital to Lockheed Martin’s success. Our Environment, Safety & Health (ESH) Strategy goes beyond compliance to ensure safe work conditions, create a healthy work environment, promote workforce resiliency and enhance business value. We have an ESH Leadership Council that meets at least four times a year to develop and monitor our ESH strategies and evaluate performance. The ESH Leadership Council comprises senior leaders across all Business Areas directly responsible for ESH as well as from various corporate functions critical to the success of ESH programs.
Target Zero is Lockheed Martin’s main Safety and Health program, which combines leadership commitment and employee engagement to prevent injuries and protect our most important assets: our people. We engage with our stakeholders to integrate, enable and instill core safety and health competencies. Our risk-based approach targets prioritized workplace conditions, promotes safety interventions and leverages preventive processes to keep personnel safe.
An initiative that falls under our Target Zero program is Target Zero (TZ) Leader. Through TZ Leader, Lockheed Martin drives leadership accountability to maintain a robust safety culture. Leaders across the company are encouraged to take proactive measures to engage employees in safety activities such as facilitating open discussions on safety, recognizing positive safety and health behaviors and being physically present in team work environments. In 2020, over 303,489 TZ Leader safety actions were taken by leaders on several safety activities including delivering safety messages to employees, conducting floor walks, supporting ergonomic related actions and implementing safety improvements.
One way in which we continually improve our workplace safety initiatives is through our annual Target Zero Structured Improvement Activity (TZ SIA) events across our Business Areas. The TZ SIA’s facilitate the identification and mitigation of workplace hazards through collaboration of multifunctional teams. In 2020, we conducted five events across five sites involving 27 operational areas, with focuses on safety topics such as ergonomic postures and risks and material handling.
As part of our 2020 Safety Month, the ESH organization encouraged Lockheed Martin employees to commit to the “Zero in on Safety IDEA” technique to manage potential workplace health and safety risks. First, assess the situation to identify (ID) safety risk; next, evaluate (E) the situation to determine the best course of action to address the risk; finally, act (A) by communicating or reporting safety concerns to colleagues and leaders to mitigate the risk. Maintaining strong safety skills and risk management tools are important to our employees, whether working in Lockheed Martin facilities or virtually from home.
We also work to build employee health and wellness awareness, emphasizing preventive care and support. We combine employee medical benefits coverage with other health-related programs, resources and amenities including on-site flu shots, medical centers, walking paths and healthy food services. Employees and their families have access to many resources including a physical activity program, financial wellness resources and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). In 2020, we leveraged the expertise and reach several functional organizations to connect employees with the information and tools necessary to keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also expanded our EAP to provide extra support to employees as they shifted to work from home and dealt with other stressors in the wake of COVID-19. For more information on Lockheed Martin’s COVID-19 response efforts, please refer to our COVID-19 Response section of this report and website.
 The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a program available to employees and their dependents that provides services such as emotional support, work-life solutions, legal guidance and financial resources.
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