Why Integrity Matters
Today’s supply chain challenges will become tomorrow’s crises if we do not thoughtfully address the underlying causes. For supply chains to be resilient, they must be diverse, robust, and secure. Consideration must be given to where we source our materials and which companies produce even the smallest components—as well as the workers who design, engineer, and assemble those components.
- Industry Week, August 3, 2022
Earlier this year the Pentagon temporarily halted deliveries of F-35 joint strike fighters when it was discovered that an alloy, in a magnet connected to the aircraft’s engine, was derived from China.
This example highlights the importance of ensuring the highest levels of integrity in our supply chain. While mistakes can happen, operating with integrity is the best risk mitigation strategy.
As a supplier to Lockheed Martin, we invite you to review our Supplier Self-Assessment Tool. This tool is a simple Excel spreadsheet that helps you identify gaps that may exist, if any, and where to focus your efforts to start or strengthen your ethics and compliance program.
If you have questions, we invite you to join hundreds of other companies who participate in the Lockheed Martin Supplier Mentoring program, featuring one-on-one conversations with an LM Ethics Officer mentor to help guide you in the right direction.