Our Performance



To embrace the diverse talents and perspectives of our people to power innovation and business success.

Improving Organizational Health and Workforce Engagement
Our comprehensive employee opinion survey, LM Voice, helps us to better understand our employees’ views in four key areas: Employee Experience, Ethics and Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Leadership Excellence. Participation in 2012, the second year of the survey, increased to 69 percent from 68 percent in 2011. The Organizational Health Index, which is generated from scores in the four key areas, increased to 73.7 from 72.2.

Developing Inclusive Leaders
Leaders play an integral role in our talent management strategy and the engagement of our workforce. As our global workforce becomes more diverse, leaders must possess the skills and insight necessary to foster an inclusive environment and allow their teams to reach full potential.

In 2007, we expanded our diversity and inclusion development efforts for senior executives with the launch of the Effective Leadership of Inclusive Teams (ELOIT) learning labs for Vice Presidents and above. These labs were implemented in response to survey and focus group data that indicated that our leaders needed to engage more fully in diversity and inclusion efforts. At the end of 2012, nearly 90 percent of senior executives had completed the lab curriculum and began applying lessons learned.

In mid-2012, we also launched four ELOIT Summit pilot sessions focused on developing diversity and inclusion skills for early and mid-career leaders. These were held around the United States (Bethesda, Md., Denver, Co., Fort Worth, Tx., and Orlando, Fl.) and championed by ELOIT executive alumni. Over 260 leaders took part, engaging peers and developing action plans to further their learning.

Diversity Leadership Forums
Our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive work environment includes providing opportunities for professional growth and development to all employees.

It Gets Better - Lockheed Martin Employees

Lockheed Martin employees have a message for LGBT and questioning youth.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Leadership Forum: In concert with this Forum, we joined the “It Gets Better”® campaign organized by The Trevor Project®, which focuses on eliminating LGBT bullying and suicide.


Absolute Freedom

John MacGuire, a Lockheed Martin engineer and aerobatic pilot, shares his incredibly inspiring story.

People with Disabilities Leadership Forum:  This Forum’s inaugural conference encouraged employees to go “Beyond Limits.” See one employee’s inspiring story of how engineering helped him overcome a life-changing accident.


Our Service Defining Our Legacy

Lockheed Martin veterans share their perspective on what it means to serve.

Military/Veterans Leadership Forum: Veterans make a huge contribution to our company and culture. In 2012, they comprised 39.4% of our external hires. See our veteran appreciation video.



Where We Are Going

Diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity employment will continue to be a key focus at Lockheed Martin, both from the top down and the bottom up. In late 2012, the Corporate Sustainability Council approved the formation of a Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. Members include business area representatives, diversity and inclusion leaders and the Office of Corporate Sustainability. The taskforce will assess our current diversity and inclusion efforts and identify opportunities to strengthen this business imperative.

We track diversity and inclusion performance in multiple ways across the company. As we continue to evolve our human resources information systems, we will evaluate the opportunity to track and report data currently not available, such as return to work and retention rates after parental leave, and average hours of training by demographic.


Diversity Case Studies

HENAAC Engineer of the year

2012 BEYA Awards


Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Ranked 48th in the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity awards. We were commended for CEO commitment, active executive involvement with employee resource groups, and mentoring and training programs.

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

Received a 100 rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the 5th consecutive year. The CEI is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) employees.

Careers and Disabled Top 50

Ranked 5th on the Careers & the disABLED magazine’s Top 50 Employers list

Women Engineer Top 50

Ranked 4th on Woman Engineer magazine’s list of Top 50 Employers.

Work Life Legacy Military Award

Received honorable recognition from the Families and Work Institute’s Work Life Legacy Military Award for our support of veterans and their families.

Top Supporters of Black Engineering Schools

Named among the Top Supporters of Black Engineering Schools by Historically Black Colleges and Universities.