Ethics

Ethics Supplier Mentoring Program

We are committed to a sound and robust Ethics & Business Conduct program within Lockheed Martin, as well as to helping ensure that similar programs exist throughout our supply chain. 

We are engaging our suppliers to help them build their ethics programs in 2 ways. 

What is the Supplier Mentoring Program?  
The Lockheed Martin Office of Ethics & Business Conduct, with the support of Global Supply Chain Operations, is partnering with suppliers to share best practices, resources, and experiences, all with the aim of creating a more robust ethics program throughout the supply chain. 

This voluntary program includes an objective review of the supplier’s existing Ethics & Business Conduct program, and recommendations for improvement. Each company is partnered with one or more Ethics Officers, who is available as a resource throughout the program.

How does the program work?
Annually, each of the five business areas team up with two suppliers they will mentor for six months each– one starting in January, one starting in July. All participants will complete a program review, but the level of effort and return thereafter is based on what each company hopes to gain from participating in the program. At the end of the program, suppliers and Lockheed personnel will come together for a round-table sharing session and recognition ceremony for the new alumni.

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Why participate in the program?
 
From the increase in regulations to recent headlines, Ethics is becoming even more important to business success, and survival, than ever before. Ethics impacts the bottom line. While participation in the program does not guarantee there will be no ethical lapses within your organization, active steps, such as this, in reviewing and continuously improving your program, contributes to the message to the customer and the business community that your company values and understands the importance of ethical behavior.

By participating in this program, your company will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive an objective review of your ethics program and feedback
  • Work one on one with a Lockheed Martin Ethics officer dedicated to your company
  • Access to various internal Lockheed Martin Ethics resources
  • Receive messages we learn from various memberships & organizations
  • Benchmark your program against Lockheed Martin and other program participants
  • Maintain a connection with past participants and Ethics Officers
  • Be recognized as a Lockheed Martin Supplier Mentee.

What would participating in the program mean for my company?
Participation in this program is 100% voluntary, and if a company is approached and declines to participate, there will be absolutely no penalty. While the Ethics group will leverage the existing relationship GSCO has with each company for initial engagement, the assessment and enhancement elements of the Mentoring Program is strictly between the company and the Ethics group. No contract changes will occur as a result of participation.

Supplier Code of Conduct

The Supplier Code of Conduct 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.


Apply To Be A Supplier Mentee

Please include contact information.

Provide a brief overview of what your company wishes to gain from participating in the program.


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Past Participants

  • Aerojet
  • AllStaff Technical Solutions
  • Globe Engineering
  • Marvin Engineering
  • Telephonics
  • Torotel