The management of Lockheed Martin’s environmental footprint begins at the top levels of leadership and extends to employees throughout the company. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board of Directors sets the direction of our resource efficiency program and reviews Environment, Safety & Health (ESH) performance. The ESH Leadership Council and the Facilities and Operational Leadership Teams disseminate the strategic direction and goals to drive efficiency, cost avoidance and atmospheric carbon emissions reductions across our operations. We aim to develop solutions that reduce both our environmental impact and related costs at our facilities enterprise-wide.
Go Green Goals
The Lockheed Martin corporate ESH Management System is certified to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001, and sets a company-wide approach to championing resource use efficiency. The system provides direction that takes into consideration the potential risks of non-compliance with law, reputation loss and business growth restraints. To ensure consistent execution across the enterprise, the ESH Management System incorporates design, implementation and oversight processes of the ISO Standards. Our ESH Management System stands up to rigorous internal scrutiny, including peer assessments, self-assessments and internal auditing, and the corporate certificates allow for the inclusion of individual site certification. Thus far, we have 41 sites certified under the corporate ISO 14001 certification, and 26 sites certified under the corporate ISO 45001 certification. We are also able to leverage lessons learned from each audit conducted by the certification body and continuously improve the ESH Management System.
Our Go Green program focuses on reducing atmospheric carbon emissions through energy efficiency and use of renewable energy, reducing facility water use and reducing waste generation to propel responsible growth. Annually, teams of experts across the corporation evaluate potential resource savings projects at each of our facilities. In 2020, the Lockheed Martin Facilities teams completed 64 energy efficiency projects that resulted in annual savings of 47.4 million kWh of electricity, 185,900 MMBTU of natural gas and avoiding $4.6 million in utility and maintenance costs. Lighting, waste heat recovery, building envelope, HVAC and compressed air projects netted significant savings across the corporation.
In 2020, to best reduce COVID-19-related risks for our employees, we conducted virtual events in place of in-person site energy Structured Improvement Activity (SIA) events and focus reviews. The ESH and Facilities teams leveraged remote access capabilities to continue to find energy efficiency opportunities at Lockheed Martin’s sites. We focused our 2020 efforts in part on our large steam plants, and we collected evidence and developed business cases to decentralize two of the largest steam plants in our portfolio at the Marietta, Georgia and Waterton, Colorado sites. We plan to replace large aging central steam plants with smaller, more energy-efficient equipment in each building. In addition to providing significant energy savings, these projects will reduce air emissions associated with the generation of steam. This plan builds upon the recent success of our Moorestown steam decentralization project, which received recognition as a 2019 ENERGY STAR Top Project and a 2020 Environment and Energy Leader Top Project.
Since the inception of the Go Green program in 2007, Lockheed Martin has been able to reduce energy consumption by 19 percent, atmospheric carbon emissions by 47 percent and waste to landfill by 51 percent. The challenge we face is driving year-over-year absolute improvements in our Go Green Program as we simultaneously grow our business. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges, such as employee energy usage reductions being offset by increased requirements for fresh air intake by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. We also experienced changes in waste generated by employees and by production operations.
In 2020, we launched an internal Go Green Dashboard to share our progress towards the goals. All Lockheed Martin employees can access company-wide data on waste generation, atmospheric carbon emissions, green building achievements, energy use and water consumption. Users have the ability to view data by site, Business Area or the company as a whole. We aim to use the dashboard to engage employees, answer questions and encourage the development of employee-driven programs.
In setting our new fourth generation Go Green goals, we used a science-based methodology established by the Center for Sustainable Development to exceed science-based targets (SBT) for our carbon emission reductions with a baseline year of 2015 in alignment with SBT recommendations. We established an intermediate energy intensity reduction goal for 2025 on our path to 2030. An intensity target was established to account for business growth and contraction. To establish an intensity goal, we studied (using regression analysis) intensity factors against which to normalize and settled on occupancy as the best indicator for our operations. A 2016 baseline was used for the intermediate goal versus 2015 (GHG longer-term goal) due to challenges associated with a merger and acquisition activity around that time.
A&D Science-Based GHG Performance Scores (1.5C)
The 1.0 threshold results from the ratio of the actual emissions to allocated emissions, based on a company’s contribution to GDP.
In prior years our analysis has used a model calibrated to a target of limiting global temperature rise to 2C. In 2018, based on a report by the IPCC, the Context-Based Carbon Metric was updated with a global target of 1.5C. Lockheed Martin has assessed our context-based metric based on the latest version of the model. In doing so the baseline year for the model has moved from 2010 (via the 2.0C model) to 2015. The score of 1.0 is assigned to the 2015 baselines to show change over time.
Go Green Goals
Resource Efficiency Data
Energy Consumption (MWh)
Water Used (Billion Gallons)
Total Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG Emissions (MT CO2e)
Renewable Energy (MWh)
Waste Generated (lbs)
2020 Waste by Destination (lbs)
2020 External Recognition
- ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (2nd year in a row)
- Lakeland—ENERGY STAR re-certification
- Fort Worth Building 200—ENERGY STAR re-certification
- Shelton Overhaul and Repair Facility—ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Achiever
Environment and Energy Leader Top Project Awards
- Moorestown Steam Decentralization
- Rotary and Mission Systems Troy—ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Achiever in one year
Department of Energy Better Plants Challenge
- Formally re-entered the program at the challenge level after having met the first set of goals (over ten-year period)
 While the corporate ESH Management System is certified that does not mean all of the site systems are automatically certified. Individual sites must apply for certification separately.