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.
"Our commitment to energy, environment, safety and health is vital to improving operational performance and enhancing reputational value for our stakeholders."
Carol B. Cala
Corporate Vice President of Environment, Safety and Health
Carol Cala is the Corporate Vice President of Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Carol oversees the ESH organization and Chairs the ESH Leadership Council that sets ESH corporate policies and direction. She evaluates the Corporation’s ESH accomplishments and provides leadership in establishing initiatives to improve corporate-wide performance; this includes Lockheed Martin positions on emerging regulatory and legislative ESH issues, and the Corporation’s interface with public stakeholders on ESH issues. Carol is a Director of the Board for Girls Inc., DC Chapter, chairs the Chief EHS Officers’ Council Executive Steering Committee of The Conference Board and serves on the Executive Business Issues Forum of the ORCHSE. Previously, Carol served as a Director of the Board for Sandia National Laboratories, was Vice Chair of the Board of Director’s for Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI), was Chair of the Executive Committee of the Mission Ready Sustainability Initiative (MRSI), Washington, DC, and served as Co-Chair for the Foundation Board of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, Rochester, New York. Carol holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master’s of Science degree in Professional Studies: Environment and Business Management from Rochester Institute of Technology and has completed Executive Development programs at Smith College and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
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
Our Target Zero initiative motivates employees to embrace a zero-injuries mentality. The safety of every employee is paramount to our success as a business and is a strategic imperative for our organization. To drive improvement, we emphasize leadership engagement and ownership, and employee engagement, driven through a variety of safety programs and initiatives. Our safety goal-setting process aligns with components of U.S. OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program.
Lockheed Martin continues to drive leaders’ commitment to proactively model safe behavior and engage employees on safety and health, underscoring our culture of safety and wellbeing. Target Zero has led to significant improvements in our safety performance since its introduction in 2004.
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 employees on safety, health and resilience, such as talking openly about safety and health, facilitating open dialogues and questions, and being present in team work environments.
- Target Zero Structured Improvement Activity (TZ SIA) is a global ESH risk reduction signature offering for Lockheed Martin. Through collaboration with our business areas, the TZ SIA events facilitate 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 allow employees to share and achieve recognition 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. Read about our ergonomics initiatives in the year end report.
Participatory Ergonomics teams can help evaluate areas of ergonomic improvement. Watch this three-minute Safety Moments Video to learn more from our colleagues at Aeronautics in Palmdale, California.
Harmony in Healthy Living
A healthy business begins with healthy employees. We are committed to providing the tools, resources and environment to support optimum health and well-being among our employees and their dependents, while ensuring the highest levels of protection and respect for privacy and confidentiality. We build employee health and wellness awareness, emphasizing preventive care and support. We motivate employees to make sustainable healthy lifestyle changes to build resilience and expand their capacity to perform.
Energy and Environmental Stewardship
Our Go Green initiative promotes environmental stewardship through reductions in carbon, energy, water and waste, which yields operational efficiency and cost avoidance. To drive improvement, we emphasize energy efficiency efforts, water reduction projects, and waste minimization activities at our facilities. Go Green has led to reductions in carbon emission, energy usage, water usage, and waste disposal since its introduction in 2007.
Carbon and Energy Reduction
Lockheed Martin uses a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy to achieve aggressive carbon reduction goals. We look to upgrade our facilities with energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems, and where practical, install on-site renewable energy systems. We retire Renewable Energy Certificates each year to help us progress towards our 2020 carbon reduction goal.
Water Use Reduction
Lockheed Martin's water program is focused on attaining the Corporation’s Go Green goals for water conservation through increased efficiency and best management practices at all facilities. We report our water initiatives through the Water CDP disclosure, and focus on watershed-level community engagement.
Lockheed Martin implements a comprehensive total waste reduction strategy that focuses on minimizing the amount of waste our facilities generate, and ensures that the waste generated at our facilities is properly handled according to local, state and national regulations. To do this, we consider packaging from our supply chain, reuse and repurposing of materials, and focused employee engagement to promote waste stewardship.
Lockheed Martin's energy management program is further strengthened by partnering with the United States Department of Energy's Better Plants Program, and Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Program and Green Power Partnership. These programs allow us to learn and share energy best practices with experts and peer companies, provide useful tools to help us achieve our energy and carbon reduction goals, and opportunities for special recognition.