Mission and Strategic Focus
Natural resources, energy, climate change, social issues and economic pressures are often closely interconnected. These global challenges are an integral part of our mission, driving innovations that protect employees, save lives, increase efficiencies, reduce costs and minimize environmental impacts.
We are committed to facing these complex challenges head on, promoting innovation and responsible growth while contributing to a more sustainable future for our employees, communities and shareholders.
By integrating environment, safety and health (ESH) considerations into our operations and business practices, we create value by decreasing business risks and identifying opportunities while increasing the productivity, efficiency and quality of our employees’ work environment.
In keeping with key objectives to protect, enhance, optimize and simplify, our strategic focus areas guide our actions to ensure effective execution of our ESH mission.
Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) Policy and Governance
ESH Policy Executive Summary
Lockheed Martin is committed to operating in a manner that prevents environmental, safety and health (ESH) accidents and incidents, actively manages risk, conserves natural resources, protects the environment, and ensures the safety of employees, contractors and the public.
Our ESH Policy applies to all Lockheed Martin operations and outlines responsibilities for its successful implementation across all levels of the Corporation. Our ESH Policy outlines key processes and integration methods for managing the ESH aspects of our business, which include:
- Execution of the business in compliance with all relevant federal or foreign, state, local, customer, and corporate ESH requirements.
- Documented ESH policies, procedures, guidance documents, metrics, programs and continuous improvement performance goals.
- Institution of an ESH Management System is a systematic approach to the identification and mitigation of the risks or hazards of, as well as the realization of the opportunities provided by, the ESH aspects of Lockheed Martin’s operations and services.
- Integration of ESH into sustainable business operations, including but not limited to product design, services, procurement, supplier selection, manufacturing, and property upgrade/renovation/rearrangement.
- ESH resources, including technology, best practices, lessons learned, and access to legal requirements of countries in which Lockheed Martin operates, including resources relevant to emerging legislative and regulatory requirements and industry trends.
- Commitment to the reduction of natural resource usage through efficiency, source reduction and recycling initiatives. Representation of Lockheed Martin on boards, committees, industry associations, and similar organizations that address ESH matters.
- Communication of Lockheed Martin ESH performance to shareholders and other external stakeholders, including the communities in which Lockheed Martin operates.
- Performance of ESH assessments for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and real estate transactions.
Lockheed Martin’s ESH Management System as a systematic approach to the identification and mitigation of the risks or hazards of, as well as the realization of the opportunities provided by, the ESH aspects of our operations, products and services. This Management System is our foundation – driving regulatory compliance with an emphasis on continuous improvement across our business.
We are also focused on the integration of ESH into sustainable business operations, including but not limited to product design, services, procurement, supplier selection, manufacturing, and property upgrade/renovation/rearrangement. Our programs provide access to ESH resources, including technology, best practices, lessons learned, and detailed legal requirements of countries in which Lockheed Martin operates, including resources relevant to emerging legislative and regulatory requirements and industry trends.
Our Chemical Sustainability Program is one example of how we are addressing global emerging regulatory issues. We continuously seek opportunities to reduce and eliminate hazardous chemicals in our products and operations. We collaborate with our industry partners, such as the through the International Aerospace Environmental Group, to develop industry-wide solutions and common standards for working with the global supply chain on chemical regulations and other environmental issues.
ESH Management System (ESHMS)
Safety and Health
The Lockheed Martin Safety and Health program goes beyond compliance to optimize Lockheed Martin operations through targeted safety, health and wellness opportunities designed to ensure safe work conditions, a healthy work environment, promote workforce resiliency and enhance business value. We make a difference, together with our stakeholders to integrate, enable and instill core safety and health competencies for workplace design, work practices and for workers to ensure successful implementation of the corporation’s mission.
Since its initiation in 2004, the Lockheed Martin Target Zero program focused employees and leaders in the direction of injury prevention to protect our most important asset: our people. Together we find the way to ensure a safe and healthy workforce and workplace through ergonomic and operational design, protective work practices, worker resilience and targeted safety and health risk reduction techniques. Our approach to drive improvement encompasses education, leader accountability and employee engagement through a variety of safety and health programs and initiatives. The safety and health of every employee is paramount to our success as a business and is a strategic imperative for our organization.
Leadership Involvement and Employee Engagement
- Lockheed Martin drives leadership accountability and commitment to empower a safe and productive workforce. Leaders are encouraged to take proactive actions to engage with employees on safety, health and resilience, such as talking openly about safety and health strategies, facilitating open dialogues and Q&A sessions and being present and visible in teamwork environments.
- Target Zero Structured Improvement Activity (TZ SIA) is a global Environment Safety and Health (ESH) risk reduction “signature offering” for Lockheed Martin. Through collaboration with our business areas, the TZ SIA events empower teams to identify and mitigate workplace hazards and design/process inefficiencies through education, exploration and practical application, while concurrently driving workforce engagement, accountability and personal resilience.
- Lockheed Martin facilitates the Ergo Cup competition each year to encourage employees to share and be recognized for their innovative solutions to address ergonomic injury risk in the workplace. Employees across the corporation participate in the competition by voting for their favorite submissions.
Zero in on Safety
The Zero in on Safety technique is an easy way to remember that everyone is responsible for the safety and health of our work environment. When you encounter a situation that could cause an injury, just use the Zero in on Safety IDEA technique to remember what you need to do.
- ID (Identify): assess the situation to identify safety risk
- Evaluate: determine the best course of action to address the risk
- A (Act): communicate or report your safety concerns to colleagues and your leader and mitigate the risk
This technique can be used in any situation – at work or at home – to protect against life limiting injuries and ensure you live healthy productive lives and enjoy what matters most to you.
It’s always a good IDEA to Zero in on Safety!
Safety Moments deliver employee testimonials and conversational stories through entertaining educational videos driving injury prevention awareness so that employees learn techniques to Zero in on Safety
With heritage operations dating back to the early 20th century, Lockheed Martin has built its success on long-standing innovation and business excellence as well as strategic acquisitions. Some of our operations conducted over the years, although compliant with relevant laws at the time, resulted in soil or groundwater contamination. Where remedial actions are warranted, Lockheed Martin works collaboratively with regulatory agencies and the communities to remedy the effect of the contamination.