Increasing business resiliency and accelerating carbon reduction through improved energy and water management, materials conservation, and increased renewable energy use.

The Science

We lead by example in helping our customers achieve sustainability goals. We go beyond compliance to reduce our operations’ environmental impact through facility upgrades, technology adoption, and process improvements.

The Science

We work to mitigate our impact on the planet’s finite resources by aligning with and exceeding government, industry, and societal expectations for environmental stewardship.

Resource Efficiency


  • Energy and Carbon ManagementManaging energy use and GHG emissions associated with company operations, including efforts to use renewable energy and promote energy and water efficiency.


  • RemediationTo effectively remediate any negative impacts on the environment and/or environmental liabilities resulting from legacy operations or acquisitions.

  • Hazardous Materials and Chemicals ManagementTo manage and reduce, from sourcing to discharge, hazardous or harmful materials and chemicals in our own operations and throughout our supply chain, including compliance with REACH and other applicable legislation.


Energy and Carbon Management Statistics

  • We saved$32M in annual energy and water costs compared to 2010.
  • We implemented41 energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects.


2019 Energy Star Top Energy Project

What we did

In our Moorestown, New Jersey location, steam heat has been distributed to the numerous buildings from a centralized plant for 65 years. The steam from this centralized location was distributed throughout the nearly 1.2 million-square-foot site to serve building heating systems, air handler coils, and steam unit heaters. This steam also provided heating for a 250,000-gallon fire water storage tank.

In a multi-year project completed this year, the centralized steam plant was eliminated and replaced with a distributed system of high-efficiency hot water boilers located in several buildings to optimize efficiency and reduce the energy required to heat this site. The affected systems and equipment were retrofitted with new controls and programming, including variable frequency drives, to improve operational reliability and accuracy.

Why this matters

By decentralizing the heating operations and updating the equipment and controls, boilers no longer operate continuously, and instead operate in alignment with the demand for heat. As a result, energy for heating is used only when required thereby mitigating operation and repair costs.

This update avoids annual costs of $518,000 and avoids 17,580 MMBTU of energy, equivalent to reducing natural gas consumption by 24%. This annual energy savings is equivalent to avoiding emissions from 198 passenger vehicles driven for one year, or the carbon sequestered by 1,097 acres of U.S. forests in one year1.

1 https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator

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2019 Energy Star Top Energy Project

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Operations Goals and Progress1

2010 Baseline2019 Results 2020 Goal




Million gallons

Carbon Emissions2,4


Renewable Power2

% of electricity by RECs and renewable energy use

Green Power


1 Reflects performance from November 2018 through October 2019.

2 2019 carbon and energy data is reported for our largest active 79 facilities in the U.S., UK, Poland, Canada, Australia and Mexico.

3 2019 water data is reported for our largest 54 facilities in the U.S. and Poland.

4 Reflects Scope 1 and 2 emissions plus an estimate for leased facility space where we do not collect actual data. Reflects unbundled RECs, an off-site power purchase agreement and on-site renewable generation.

A&D Science Based GHG Performance scores

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 2°C. In 2018, based on a report by IPCC, the Context-Based Carbon Metric was updated with a global target of 1.5°C. 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 to 2015.

Beyond 2020 Goals

As our Go Green 2020 goals come to a close, we are looking ahead to even more robust goals. We have evaluated the applicability of the science-based target methodology and established our own ambitious carbon reduction goal to do our part in holding global temperature increase below 1.5 degrees C. This new goal will not only outperform the science-based target methodology for reducing emissions, but will support the continued growth of the company as well. The fourth generation of our Go Green goals will address GHG emissions, energy, and waste on an intensity basis across our facilities. These facility intensity goals will be measured on an occupant basis1. Setting these ambitious targets will help to drive a lean and efficient infrastructure, processes, and operations that support our continued leadership in a changing business and regulatory environment.

The L-100, a versatile  aircraft
The L-100, a versatile  aircraft

1 Where occupants are defined as the number of employees and part-time employees, excluding full-time telecommuters and contractors.


Industrial Internet of Things Saves Energy

This year, we launched two Smart Buildings Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) pilots across 12 buildings at our Rotary and Missions Systems campus in Manassas, Virginia. and our Enterprise Operations campus in Deer Creek, Colorado. The goal was to use cutting-edge machine learning and data analytics on the 15,000+ sensors to augment the capabilities of our heritage building automation system. This additional layer of intelligence allows us to optimize energy use, automatically detect and prioritize HVAC faults and anomalies, such as simultaneous heating and cooling, or a stuck damper or valve, and conduct predictive maintenance to avoid breakdowns.

In addition to investing in energy-efficient equipment upgrades, we must ensure that this equipment is being controlled efficiently to avoid an energy use rebound effect. Through advanced energy analytics, we can reduce our carbon footprint while increasing asset reliability, occupant comfort, and labor efficiencies. The goal of these upgrades is to facilitate data-driven decisions, so we spend less time sifting through large sets of data and more time acting upon it. Key statistics are being tracked for both pilots to understand energy savings and the number of faults detected over the course of a year.

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To effectively remediate any negative impacts on the environment and/or environmental liabilities resulting from legacy operations or acquisitions.


With heritage operations dating back to the early 20th century, Lockheed Martin has built its success on long-standing innovation, business excellence, as well as strategic acquisitions. Some of our operations conducted over the years, although compliant with relevant laws at the time, resulted in soil or groundwater contamination. Where remedial actions are warranted, Lockheed Martin works collaboratively with regulatory agencies and the communities to remedy the effect of the contamination.

Hazardous Materials and Chemicals Management


To manage and reduce, from sourcing to discharge, hazardous or harmful materials and chemicals in our own operations and throughout our supply chain, including compliance with REACH and other applicable legislation.


We actively work to identify and qualify less hazardous chemicals and materials for use in our products and processes. Chemical substances are prioritized annually based on environmental, safety and health (ESH) and regulatory risks. The prioritized chemicals are referenced in a corporate functional procedure, which restricts the use of the prioritized hazardous chemicals, and references less hazardous alternatives for product design and material selection. Monthly webinars are held on topics including alternative replacement processes/materials, new chemical restrictions, and what Lockheed Martin is collectively pursuing to mitigate these challenges.

We partner closely with our largest customer, the Department of Defense (DoD), to align with their priorities related to emerging chemicals. We are members of industry groups, including the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) NAS 411-1 committee, the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG), and the Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC), which are developing and implementing chemical reporting standards and resources in order to improve the visibility of hazardous chemicals used in the A&D supply chain, and to reduce the risk of business interruption due to chemical risk data gaps. The Materials and Substances Declaration for the Aerospace and Defense, and Other Industries standard, known as IPC-1754, was developed to standardize the exchange of chemical data across the supply chain.

In 2019, a Chemical Stewardship Integrated Project Team (IPT), a cross-functional team that includes representatives from engineering, supply chain management, and ESH, developed a strategy to integrate restricted chemicals material selection and design considerations into our business processes, including aligning with Lockheed Martin’s Digital Transformation strategy.

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