Ethics Resources for Suppliers
Our Supplier Code of Conduct, referenced in the ethics clause of all new purchase orders, expresses the expectations we hold for our suppliers, and mirrors the standards we set for our own employees, Board of Directors, and other business associates. It has been translated into multiple languages to better serve our international supplier base.
In early 2017 our purchase orders were revised to state that both Lockheed Martin and its suppliers "are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the principles expressed in either the Lockheed Martin Supplier Code of Conduct, or the Defense Industry Initiative (DII) Model Supplier Code of Conduct."
We have a zero-tolerance policy for corruption, and prohibit anyone conducting business on our behalf, including suppliers, from offering or making any improper payments of money or anything of value to government officials, political parties, candidates for public office, or other persons.
We compete on the merits of our products and services and do not use the exchange of business courtesies to gain an unfair competitive advantage. We expect the same of our suppliers in the offering or receipt of any gift or business courtesy, including cash and cash equivalents.
For more information, refer to our Supplier Code of Conduct, our policy on Gifts, Hospitality, Other Business Courtesies, and Sponsorships or our annual letter to suppliers regarding gifts and business courtesies.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. For more information on Lockheed Martin's commitment to mitigating the risk of human trafficking in our operations and throughout our supply chain, visit our Human Trafficking Prevention page.
An effective ethics and compliance program can help your company comply with laws and regulations, protect your reputation, and distinguish your company in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.
Suppliers interested in creating or enhancing an ethics program can access the self-serve resources below, sign up to participate in live webinars about the elements of an effective ethics program or apply to work one-on-one with a Lockheed Martin Ethics Officer. The self-serve resources, webinars and one-on-one mentoring are all completely free and voluntary, and have no effect on procurement decisions.
All suppliers, regardless of participation in the Ethics Supplier Mentoring Program webinar series or one-on-one mentoring, are encouraged to utilize our Supplier Self-Assessment Spreadsheet to evaluate their existing ethics program.
You can learn more about each element of an effective ethics program by viewing our short video series.
Live Webinar Series
You can also participate in just one or all four of our live webinars. During these sessions, Lockheed Martin Ethics Officers will walk you through setup and implementation of each element of an ethics program, presenting small business case studies where applicable and citing useful free resources.
- Ethics Programs: The What's Why's and How's - March 9 - Listen HERE - Note: This webinar was part of the STEP series.
- Company Values, Program Structure & Oversight, Leadership Commitment - April 6
- Risk Assessment, Policies & Procedures, Code of Conduct - May 1
- Training, Communications - May 25
- Reporting Mechanisms, Discipline & Incentives, Investigations & Disclosures, Program Assessment & Evaluation - June 29 @ 1-2:30pm EST - Register HERE
There is a wealth of information available online that could help you develop an effective ethics program. Below are just some of the resources that may be useful to you. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the publications, research, events or other tools available.
Public Sector Resources
- Federal Aquisition Regulation 52.203-13
- Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations
- Department of Justice Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
- Resource Guide to the FCPA
- U.S. Attorneys Manual, Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations
- Office of Government Ethics Compilation of Federal Ethics Laws
- U.S. Department of State Human Trafficking Awareness Training (online module)
Aerospace & Defense Industry Resources
Ethics & Compliance Industry Resources
Other Ethics & Compliance Membership Organizations
Resources from International Organizations
Lockheed Martin Resources