Lockheed Martin Honored Among Best in Class Globally for Sustainability
Lockheed Martin was named this month to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and two CDP Climate Change Management Indices, representing a significant global benchmark among leading corporations.
Only a select group of corporations was named to the world index in 2014. Earning a spot on the list is based on sustainability standards in which companies are recognized for their economic, environmental and social performance.
Lockheed Martin is ranked in the top 10 percent of the 2,500 public traded companies eligible for the recognition. It is one of five aerospace and defense companies worldwide to earn a spot on the highly respected index.
Last year, Lockheed Martin was ranked in the top 20 percent of the largest 600 North American companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. It remains on the North American Index this year.
CDP, previously known as Carbon Disclosure Project, has also named Lockheed Martin as one of the top 10 percent of companies on the CDP’s 2014 S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and on its S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index.
The recognition marks the fourth consecutive year that Lockheed Martin has been recognized for its exceptional performance with the top “A” rating, the longest performance leadership period in the aerospace and defense sector.
“We appreciate the recognition of our continued pursuit of sustainable practices through innovation, transparency and sound governance”
“We appreciate the recognition of our continued pursuit of sustainable practices through innovation, transparency and sound governance,” said Leo S. Mackay, Jr., vice president of Ethics and Sustainability for Lockheed Martin. “This reflects the broad commitment of our workforce to help engineer a better tomorrow.”
In 2013, Lockheed Martin announced a new set of aggressive “Go Green” goals by 2020 that include further reducing carbon emissions, facility energy use, waste to landfills and water usage
“Understanding and managing our energy consumption and resulting carbon emissions is a key part of our ‘Go Green’ strategy and demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Carol B. Cala, Lockheed Martin vice president of Energy, Environment, Safety and Health. “We appreciate this recognition of our continuing efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Learn more about our sustainability strategy and performance in the 2013 Sustainability Report.
September 18, 2014