Our Approach

We create solutions to global challenges for a better tomorrow.

Our Sustainability mission

To foster innovation, integrity and security to protect the environment, strengthen communities and propel responsible growth.

Lockheed Martin is at the forefront of engineering solutions to enable safe, resilient, modern societies. Our Science of Citizenship approach to sustainability incorporates sound science and future-oriented thinking to address pressing environmental, social and governance issues including climate resiliency, ethical conduct, data reliability and equity in the workplace.

As a global leader in aerospace and defense, our goods and services enable missions of critical importance and great magnitude, such as improving and defending critical transportation, communication and energy infrastructure on behalf of governments and commercial entities around the world. To generate long-term value, we bring together brilliant minds and next-generation technologies to push the boundaries of innovation and deliver products and services to improve lives now and for decades to come. Our cornerstone value of ethics, which guides us to hold ourselves to a higher standard even when the law may not require us to do so, extends to our sustainability agenda. We are committed to high integrity stakeholder relations and robust governance of the way we disclose and report company information.

CLIMATE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Growing resource constraints and changes to our climate require technologies that strengthen society’s resilience and solutions for addressing impacts. At Lockheed Martin, we develop technologies and instruments that continuously monitor the climate from space to sea to support our customers in protecting and strengthening global infrastructure. 

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  • Technologies that gather invaluable data
    SPACE
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    Geostationary
    Operational
    Environmental
    Satellite (GOES-17)

    Used for weather forecasting and meterology research, the GOES-R Series is designed to improve the forecasts of weather, climate, ocean, and enviraonment by providing faster and more detailed data, real-time images of lightning, and advanced monitoring of solar activities and space weather.

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    WC-130

    Modified from the C-130 Hercules, the WC-130 provides vital tropical cyclone forecasting information and is the primary data collector for the National Hurricane Canter by collecting high-density, high-accuracy weather data from within the strom's environment. The helps aid accurate forecasting of tropical cyclone movement and intensity.

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    LMS-6
    Radiosonde

    Primary used for taking upper air observations, a radiosonde suspended from a large balloon will travel at speeds of 1000 feet/minute taking readings for pressure, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, direction, and GPS location each second. This information is used for computer-based weather prediction models, climate research, local weather forecasts, and much more.

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    WindTracer

    Designed to assist safe airport flight operations, the WindTracer light detection and ranging (LIDAR) measures wind and aerosol levels worldwide to improve aviation safety and efficiency. This system also complements existing sensors by monitoring current meteorological conditions such as wind monitoring and profiling.

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    Oceanographic
    Instrumentation

    Oceanographic probes measure temperature, salinity, ocean currents, sound velocity in the water as a function of depth. These probes provide vital information that is used for weather and climate forecasting as well as for seasonal, interannual and decadel climate research.

  • Technologies that gather invaluable data

    PROCESSING Information and measurements are gathered, compiled, and analyzed for use in a variety of applications.

  • ...that is analyzed to support customers with...

    COMMUNICATIONS Safeguarding communications systems to disseminate accurate weather assessments.

    TRANSPORTATION Ensuring safe, reliable and timely transportation routes.

    HUMANITARIAN AID Minimizing risk in rescue/aid missions during dangerous weather conditions.

    MARINE LOGISTICS/ NAVIGATION Protecting maritime navigation efforts and providing critical information for scientific applications.

  • ...in creating value for global sustainable development.

    BUILD RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIALIZATION

    PRESERVE THE SAFETY AND RESILIENCY OF CITIES AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

    COMBAT CLIMATECHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS

RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP FOR THE HUMAN-MACHINE COLLABORATION

The acceleration of artificial intelligence and autonomy is raising important questions and concerns about the transformative effects they will have on businesses and society. Lockheed Martin is committed to building a trusted and ethical approach to human-machine collaboration. Driven by our commitment to responsible leadership, our scientists and engineers are leveraging the power of AI and autonomy to deliver greater value to our business, our stakeholders and, ultimately, society as a whole.

VALUE TO SOCIETY

Successfully implementing ethical and responsible human-machine collaboration ultimately benefits society.

CUSTOMER AND STOCKHOLDER VALUE

Using AI applications and/or autonomy to operate the Lockheed Martin business more efficiently leads to increases in customer and stockholder value.

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COMPANY VALUES

Advancing ethical frameworks for the use of AI and autonomy both in business operations and product design advances company values.

WORKFORCE VALUE

Generating effective human collaboration with AI and autonomy in the making of our products and services creates workforce value.

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