BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) has recognized Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as best-in-class in the area of corporate sustainability. This distinction is only given to the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term environmental, social and economic benchmarks. Lockheed Martin is the only North American prime defense contractor included on the World Index.
"We are proud to earn the highest score in our industry. Thinking sustainably is thinking strategically," said Leo S. Mackay, Jr., senior vice president of Internal Audit, Ethics and Sustainability for Lockheed Martin. "Connecting core issues from our Sustainability Management Plan with our business model is why we continue to grow as a global leader in innovation and perform with excellence."
Sustainable thinking is driving performance at Lockheed Martin, which is demonstrated by the Corporation's recently announced Sustainability Management Plan. This strategic approach includes five core issues: product impact, employee well-being, resource efficiency, information security and business integrity.
The Plan lists specific targets and reaffirms Lockheed Martin's commitment to building a more sustainable future for its customers, its business and the planet. For example, the Corporation has an ambitious goal to help its energy customers reduce their carbon emissions by at least twice the carbon impact of its business operations by 2020. Additionally, measured against a 2010 baseline, Lockheed Martin also increased efficiencies and reduced its environmental footprint through the end of 2015:
- Energy use: down 18%
- Water use: down 25%
- Carbon emissions: down 23%
For more information on Lockheed Martin's sustainability initiatives, visit: www.lockheedmartin.com/sustainability.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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