Taking Action to Help You Protect What Matters Most

At Lockheed Martin, we recognize that the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its wide-ranging impacts have caused severe disruption across society and tragic loss of life around the world. We also recognize that the global pandemic has created a need for urgent action by government, business, communities and citizens.

In response to this crisis, our company will be guided by and operate with three clear priorities:

  • First, we will continue to protect the health and safety of our men and women on the job and their families.
  • Second, we will continue to perform and deliver for our customers because what they do for our national security, global communications, and infrastructure is critical to our nation and our allies.
  • Third, we will do our part to use our know-how, resources, and leadership as a company to assist our communities and our country.

The specific actions we are taking in support of these priorities are outlined in detail below and will continue to evolve along with the challenges of the health crisis. 

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Lockheed Martin accelerates $300 million this week to suppliers

Bethesda, Md., May 29, 2020 Lockheed Martin continued support to critical industrial base suppliers, front-line medical workers, and local communities this week for COVID-19 relief and response. 

Protecting Our Employees

Recognizing that our workforce is our most valuable asset in supporting our national security mission, we have taken action to protect its health and safety:

  • We have activated $6.5 million employee disaster relief fund to assist Lockheed Martin employees and retirees impacted with COVID-19.
  • We have employed a number of methods to reduce the concentration of employees in office and production environments who are doing work deemed essential by the U.S. government. Teleworking, minimum staffing and social distancing policies consistent with current federal guidance are in effect for our employees as they continue to support national security.
  • We are extending awards of up to $500 to our employees who are regularly required to work at, or travel to, a designated Lockheed Martin facility or customer site during this crisis.
  • We have instituted new cleaning procedures including how tools are handled and, in some places, how areas are cleaned between shifts.
  • We have enacted enhanced contingency plans in our factories to reduce the likelihood of an interruption in production of critical security programs.
  • We have restricted travel and implemented strict rules governing who can visit our facilities.

We will continue to use best practices to mitigate risks and protect the health and well-being of our employees.

Mission Continuity

National security never stops. The vital missions of our customers must continue, no matter what new challenges emerge.

We continue to accelerate cash to our suppliers to promote a healthy Defense Industrial Base. This week, we accelerated more than $300 million, with a focus on small businesses and at-risk suppliers due to COVID-19.

More than 900 small businesses have registered for small business webinars hosted by Lockheed Martin to help navigate key resources to support and sustain their operations.

Supporting Our Communities

To aid our first responders, health care workers on the front lines and non-profits providing essential services in response to the crisis, we are taking the following actions.

  • This week, as part of our ongoing charitable contributions of $5 million to state and local organizations that support communities where we operate, the Parkland Hospital Foundation in Dallas received a $400,000 grant.
  • This brings our total COVID-19 relief charitable giving commitments to more than $18 million since the pandemic began. 
    • $2 million has been donated to Project HOPE to help deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for distribution to America's doctors, nurses, and first responders.  
    • $2 million to the American Red Cross to help deliver its lifesaving mission during the COVID-19 outbreak and Service to the Armed Forces supporting military personnel, veterans, and families.
    • $2 million to the CDC Foundation All of Us: Combat Coronavirus emergency response fund.
    • We finalized $1 million grant agreements with the Army Emergency Relief, the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, and the Air Force Aid Society to provide emergency assistance to make an immediate impact on servicemembers, veterans and their families affected by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly where servicemembers’ basic living expenses and needs have been impacted by travel restrictions, loss of access to education and dependent care, and the economic downturn.
  • We will donate the use of our facilities for crisis-related activities including critical medical supply storage, distribution, and COVID-19 testing, where needed and practical.
  • We continue to provide donated corporate air support to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). To date, Lockheed Martin has completed a total of seven missions to support the federal government’s COVID-19 response and relief efforts. 
  • Across the country, we have produced more than 59,000 protective gowns and 29,000 face shields, and have donated PPE at more than 125 locations where frontline medical workers are caring for COVID-19 patients, and those at risk, including medically vulnerable seniors.
  • We have provided more than 51,000 meals to the needy in local communities surrounding eight Lockheed Martin locations. 
  •  In recent weeks, we have provided more than 1,400 donated iPhones to local hospitals and community organizations across the country. 

Lockheed Martin has hired more than 4,700 positions across the United States since the COVID-19 crisis began and is advertising for nearly 3,500 roles. The corporation remains on track with plans to hire 12,000 employees during 2020. 

Please contact us if you have any questions on how our company is responding to COVID-19.

As we all navigate the challenges of this global crisis, Lockheed Martin will continue to deliver on our commitments to our customers around the world, support job creation and help those in need wherever we operate.