Taking Action to Help You Protect What Matters Most
At Lockheed Martin, we recognize that the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its wide-ranging impacts have caused severe disruption across society and tragic loss of life around the world. We also recognize that the global pandemic has created a need for urgent action by government, business, communities and citizens.
In response to this crisis, our company will be guided by and operate with three clear priorities:
- First, we will continue to protect the health and safety of our men and women on the job and their families.
- Second, we will continue to perform and deliver for our customers because what they do for our national security, global communications, and infrastructure is critical to our nation and our allies.
- Third, we will do our part to use our know-how, resources, and leadership as a company to assist our communities and our country.
The specific actions we are taking in support of these priorities are outlined in detail below and will continue to evolve along with the challenges of the health crisis.
Lockheed Martin Accelerates $400 Million This Week to Suppliers
BETHESDA, Md., June 5, 2020 – Lockheed Martin continued support to critical industrial base suppliers, front-line medical workers and local communities this week for COVID-19 relief and response.
Protecting Our Employees
Recognizing that our workforce is our most valuable asset in supporting our national security mission, we have taken action to protect its health and safety:
- We have activated $6.5 million employee disaster relief fund to assist Lockheed Martin employees and retirees impacted with COVID-19.
- We have employed a number of methods to reduce the concentration of employees in office and production environments who are doing work deemed essential by the U.S. government. Teleworking, minimum staffing and social distancing policies consistent with current federal guidance are in effect for our employees as they continue to support national security.
- We are extending awards of up to $500 to our employees who are regularly required to work at, or travel to, a designated Lockheed Martin facility or customer site during this crisis.
- We have instituted new cleaning procedures including how tools are handled and, in some places, how areas are cleaned between shifts.
- We have enacted enhanced contingency plans in our factories to reduce the likelihood of an interruption in production of critical security programs.
- We have restricted travel and implemented strict rules governing who can visit our facilities.
We will continue to use best practices to mitigate risks and protect the health and well-being of our employees.
National security never stops. The vital missions of our customers must continue, no matter what new challenges emerge.
We continued to accelerate cash to our suppliers to promote a healthy Defense Industrial Base. This week, we accelerated more than $400 million, with a focus on small businesses and at-risk suppliers due to COVID-19.
More than 900 small businesses have registered for small business webinars hosted by Lockheed Martin to help navigate key resources to support and sustain their operations.
Supporting Our Communities
To aid our first responders, health care workers on the front lines and non-profits providing essential services in response to the crisis, we are taking the following actions.
- This week, as part of our ongoing charitable contributions of $5 million to state and local organizations that support communities where we operate, the Greater Washington Community Foundation announced “a new $500,000 contribution from Lockheed Martin to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which will help support both coordinated local response to urgent needs and longer-term recovery efforts focused on building a stronger and more resilient region.”
- This brings our total COVID-19 relief charitable giving commitments to more than $18 million since the pandemic began.
- $2 million has been donated to Project HOPE to help deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for distribution to America's doctors, nurses, and first responders.
- $2 million to the American Red Cross to help deliver its lifesaving mission during the COVID-19 outbreak and Service to the Armed Forces supporting military personnel, veterans, and families.
- $2 million to the CDC Foundation All of Us: Combat Coronavirus emergency response fund.
- We finalized $1 million grant agreements with the Army Emergency Relief, the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, and the Air Force Aid Society to provide emergency assistance to make an immediate impact on servicemembers, veterans and their families affected by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly where servicemembers’ basic living expenses and needs have been impacted by travel restrictions, loss of access to education and dependent care, and the economic downturn.
- We will donate the use of our facilities for crisis-related activities including critical medical supply storage, distribution, and COVID-19 testing, where needed and practical.
- We continue to provide donated corporate air support to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). To date, Lockheed Martin has completed a total of seven missions to support the federal government’s COVID-19 response and relief efforts.
- Across the country, we have produced more than 61,000 protective gowns and 30,000 face shields, and have donated PPE at more than 125 locations where frontline medical workers are caring for COVID-19 patients, and those at risk, including medically vulnerable seniors.
- We have provided more than 52,000 meals to the needy in local communities surrounding eight Lockheed Martin locations.
- In recent weeks, we have provided more than 1,400 donated iPhones to local hospitals and community organizations across the country.
Lockheed Martin has hired more than 5,400 positions across the United States since the COVID-19 crisis began and is advertising for nearly 3,500 roles. The corporation remains on track with plans to hire 12,000 employees during 2020.
Supporting our International Partners
The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact in many of the nations with whom we have the deepest partnerships. As a global organization, employing thousands around the world, we are working hard to support our customers’ missions and the communities of which we are a part. We are supporting COVID-19 related initiatives in 15 different countries, including:
- In Asia, our support has ranged from providing supplies to hospitals in the Daegu area of South Korea; donating unused laptops to underprivileged students in support of distance learning via non-profit organization Engineering Good, and providing relief to front line workers and volunteers through the Courage and Invictus Funds in Singapore; and a variety of apprenticeship and remote mentoring initiatives in India and elsewhere.
- In Australia, we have supported a national mental health organization through a donation in support of its online and telephone services. These services, which have seen an exponential increase during the pandemic, are accessed by Australians affected by anxiety, depression and suicide, as well as their family and friends.
- In Canada, we have donated funds to Food Banks Canada to ensure that vulnerable Canadians are able to receive vital food support during this difficult time. We also have contributed to the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services to help veterans and their families.
- Across various locations in Europe we have contributed to community first responders, local hospitals and veterans’ initiatives. In particular, we have been closely engaged with our local communities in northern Italy at the four hospitals coordinated with Commander of Amendola Air Force Base, in Poland with the hospital and emergency services in Mielec in cooperation with our PZL Mielec team and in Bulgaria and Romania in support of active military, veterans and civilians seeking care across military hospital systems. In Spain we are contributing to the National Centre for Biotechnology where a special crisis research team, with scientists from across Europe, has been established focused on COVID-19.
- In Israel we have continued our support for the Rashi Foundation to initiate and support distance learning efforts at the MadaKids kindergarten.
- In Latin America, we have donated funds in Mexico to Patronato HGT to support the vital work undertaken by the General Hospital of Tijuana, while in Colombia, we are backing ‘United for Colombia’ to provide for continued training by the Mayo Clinic for Colombian Military Medical personnel.
- In the Middle East we have contributed to the World’s Tallest Donation Box, launched as part of the “10 Million Meals” campaign. The effort provided meals to families who found themselves most vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19 during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We also extended our support for local internship programs and arranged for expanded virtual participation options.
- In the United Kingdom, our engineers and apprentices have manufactured medical grade PPE equipment for frontline healthcare staff using 3-D Printing Technology and we have contributed to the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal and national COVID-19 testing laboratory.
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- Lockheed Martin Steps Up To Help Save Lives And Support Be The Match® During COVID-19
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- World Health Organization updates on COVID-19
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Our Part: Lockheed Martin COVID-19 Relief and Recovery
Please contact us if you have any questions on how our company is responding to COVID-19.
As we all navigate the challenges of this global crisis, Lockheed Martin will continue to deliver on our commitments to our customers around the world, support job creation and help those in need wherever we operate.