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Progress with Purpose

Our Sustainability History

Sustainability at Lockheed Martin has evolved over time, reflecting the changing environmental, social and governance landscape.

Explore our history to learn how we built a foundation of strong sustainability governance.

Our sustainability history is one of growth, integration and value.

Explore our history to the left to learn how we built a
foundation of strong sustainability governance.

Raise Awareness

Raising awareness was the first step in developing our sustainability program.

2012

The Lockheed Martin Corporate Sustainability Office was created.

2012

We published our first comprehensive sustainability report.

2012

We clarified the Ethics and Sustainability Committee's (of the Board) responsibility for sustainability.

Define the strategy

The Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) was created to guide our sustainability efforts.

2013

We conducted our first core issues assessment and developed our first SMP.

2015

We re-examined our prioritization of sustainability issues and started our 2020 SMP.

2021

We released our new 2025 SMP reflecting the continued evolution of our business.

Create a shared purpose

We share a purpose with other elements of our business and welcome diverse perspectives.

2013

An Independent Insights Group advisory panel was established with expertise in academia, business, sustainability, law and government.

2019

We formalized collaboration with the Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary teams to improve environmental, social and governance engagement.

2021

We added the Treasury team to our Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary engagements.

Strengthen the approach

Our Sustainability Governance Structure has strengthened over time.

2016

We elevated our lead sustainability executive to the Senior Vice President level, fulfilling the role of Chief Sustainability Officer.

2017

We placed sustainability and enterprise risk management under one department to align and broaden each program’s impact.

2021

We formed a Sustainability Leadership Council and Sustainability Management Team to ensure enterprise-wide leadership for the 2025 Sustainability Management Plan (SMP).

Continue to evolve

We continue to provide our stakeholders with visibility into our sustainability performance.

2018

We launched the ESG Portal, a central repository enabling investors to easily access our disclosures across environmental, social and governance topics.

2020

We published our first Sustainability Accounting Standards Board report.

2021

We issued our first assessment in alignment with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure recommendations.

More about the SMP

More about the SMP

The mission of Lockheed Martin’s sustainability program is to foster innovation, integrity and security to protect the environment, strengthen communities and propel responsible growth.

The Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) is a key component in carrying out our sustainability mission. It consists of the Corporation's sustainability priorities, core issues and associated goals. The SMP reflects stakeholder feedback, internal and external trends and the continued evolution of our business.

You can find our 2025 SMP here.

2020
Driving Innovation
Climate Analytics
We executed climate intelligence and analytics on our operations and suppliers, which were incorporated into our Enterprise Operations Business Continuity drills.
Industry Collaboration on Replacement Materials
We joined the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) replacement technology projects to identify non-chromated replacement materials.
Fourth Generation Go Green Goals
We set our fourth generation Go Green goals using a science-based methodology established by the Center for Sustainable Organizations to exceed science-based targets for our carbon emission reductions.
Expanding Renewable Energy
We approved a 20-megawatt, on-site, single-axis tracking photovoltaic system at our Palmdale, CA facility. Additionally, our Fort Worth, TX site entered into an agreement to purchase power generated by a 15-megawatt solar facility.
Carbon Pricing Model
We modeled carbon pricing scenarios for our facilities and suppliers based on their locations and the grid intensity, assessing which would be impacted the most by a carbon tax.
Upstream Scope 3 Emissions
The Corporate Sustainability Office utilized Life Cycle Assessment methodology for estimating our Upstream Scope 3 emissions.
Supplier Model Based Enterprise Readiness
We surveyed over 1,000 suppliers to gain insights on their readiness for Model Based Enterprise. We have also provided an equal number of benchmark reports back to participating suppliers to inform them on how they compare with peers, as encouragement to address gaps.
2019
Driving Innovation
ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry
We achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry award at our Troy, AL facility by reducing energy consumption by 23% in just one year.
Space Fence
We delivered an advanced ground-based radar system for Space Fence, a program that revolutionizes the way the U.S. Space Force identifies, tracks and catalogs space debris and satellites.
Zero in on Safety
We established Zero in on Safety. The goal of this initiative is to empower employees to actively ensure their and others’ safety and health by leveraging Zero in on Safety techniques IDEA (IDentify, Evaluate, Act) to report injuries, close calls and positive observations, as well as implement solutions.
Supply Chain Sustainability Intern Program
We started to engage our early talent to tackle current sustainability challenges and bring forward new ideas for how they can be addressed. This has proven to enhance the Lockheed brand while providing high-impact work.
2018
Driving Innovation
Ethics in Engineering Case Competition
We partnered with the University of Illinois’ Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society to host the first-ever Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition. Students from 12 universities participated in the competition.
Life Cycle Assessment
The Corporate Sustainability Office conducted its first internal Life Cycle Assessment focused on Additive Manufacturing.
2017
Driving Innovation
Environmental Leader Top Product of the Year
We were awarded 2017 Top Product of the Year and 2017 Judge’s Choice Award by Environmental Leader for our Advanced Gasification Bioenergy System at our Owego, NY facility.
GridStar Lithium Energy Storage Systems
We delivered GridStar Lithium energy storage systems for a variety of projects that reduced electricity costs for commercial and industrial users and enabled solar energy to be stored and used at times of day when the utility needs it most.
2016
Driving Innovation
New Solar Farm
Our facility in Palmdale, CA celebrated its fully operational seven acre solar farm. At this time, it was the largest, single axis photovoltaic system built at an industrial facility in Southern California.
2015
Driving Innovation
Inclusive Leadership Tools
We launched The Lens program which is a unique way to explore topics related to diversity and inclusion through film. Participants watch a film together and engage in a facilitated discussion.
2014
Driving Innovation
Leading Diverse Teams
We launched the Leading Diverse Teams video series for employees to learn about diverse perspectives and how they are valued in the workplace. These videos are intended to provide leaders with resources and techniques to build a more inclusive environment.
2013
Driving Innovation
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
We joined the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council as a cofounder and have since been recognized with case study awards for our efforts.
Advancing Ergonomics in the Workplace
We held our first internal Ergo Cup Competition to foster innovation of new ergonomic practices and processes to minimize ergonomic stressors experienced in the workplace. Lockheed Martin teams have been accepted and competed in every external Applied Ergonomics Conference Ergo Cup competition since the inception of our internal competition.
2012
Driving Innovation
Target Zero SIAs
We developed our original Target Zero Structured Improvement Activity (SIA) program. These safety events are structured to engage site employees through training, risk identification, solution development and solution implementation. Employees are enabled to continue with risk identification and solution implementation long after the event is complete.
2011
Driving Innovation
Participative Ergonomics
Our Participative Ergonomics program allows employees to join an ergonomics team in charge of conducting assessments and implementing solutions in manufacturing areas identified as high and moderate risk for ergonomic stressors. Since 2011, eight teams have been established.
2021
Delivering Value
ESG Performance Data
We published our first set of comprehensive ESG Performance Data, increasing transparency and accessibility for our stakeholders.
2020
Delivering Value
Chemical Use Database
We developed a Chemical Use Tableau database and searchable dashboard to aid with assessing hazardous chemical use across sites and programs.
Participatory Ergonomics
Two Participatory Ergonomics (PE) teams were able to implement comprehensive and sustainable PE programs completing approximately three dozen improvement projects, which represented an estimated cost avoidance of almost $2.6 million.
Go Green Waste Metric Scorecard
The Go Green Waste Metric Scorecard was developed to track the progress of our external waste metric and our internal key program objectives.
COVID-19 Employee Support
We implemented a flexible teleworking policy for employees who can meet customer commitments remotely, implemented new safety guidelines, provided resources such as personal protective equipment and offered direct access to COVID-19 testing.
Safety Moments Videos
Our enhanced Saf