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.
Lockheed Martin accelerates $307 million this week to suppliers
Bethesda, Md., May 22, 2020 – Lockheed Martin continued ongoing efforts to support 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.
National security never stops. The vital missions of our customers must continue, no matter what new challenges emerge.
From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Lockheed Martin has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to provide critical financial and operational support to the most vulnerable elements of the U.S. defense industrial base. As part of our ongoing effort to help our supply chain weather the challenges of the pandemic and following completion of our initial $450 million target, this week we accelerated an additional $307 million to 1,900 supply chain partners.
We also hosted a webinar for over 400 small business suppliers with the U.S. Army and have engaged with 8,600 of our small business suppliers in recent weeks 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, following our announcement to donate $5 million to state and local organizations that support communities where we operate, several of those organizations announced our contributions, including in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey area (Cooper Hospital Foundation and Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance), California (Antelope Valley Hospital), Connecticut (CT Food Bank), and Texas (JPS Foundation).
- 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 55,000 protective gowns and nearly 28,000 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 47,000 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.
We also recognize that providing jobs during this period of economic downturn is critically important. Lockheed Martin has hired over 3,600 new employees across the United States since the COVID-19 crisis began. The corporation remains on track with our plans to hire 12,000 employees during 2020.
- Previous Statements
- Video: Lockheed Martin's Response to COVID-19
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Supplier & Small Business Resources
- Lockheed Martin Steps Up To Help Save Lives And Support Be The Match® During COVID-19
- Employees Donate Personal Protective Equipment to Local Communities
- Lockheed Martin and Food Service Providers Deliver Meals in Local Communities
- Visitor Questionnaire
- World Health Organization updates on COVID-19
- Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Guidelines
Our Part: Lockheed Martin COVID-19 Relief and Recovery
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.