In response to this crisis, Lockheed Martin will be guided by and operate with three clear priorities. First, it will continue to protect the health and safety of its men and women on the job and their families. Second, it will continue to perform and deliver for its customers because what they do for national security, global communications, and infrastructure is critical to the nation and its allies. Third, Lockheed Martin will do its part to use its know-how, resources, and leadership as a company to assist its communities and country during this period of national crisis.
Lockheed Martin is taking the following steps in contribution to the national COVID-19 relief and recovery effort:
Supply Chain Commitment
- Lockheed Martin advanced approximately $110 million in accelerated payments to suppliers including small businesses across 43 states to maintain the strength of the nation’s vital defense industrial base and preserve manufacturing jobs.
- In coordination with the U.S. Small Business Adminstration, Lockheed Martin began a webinar series with small business and veteran-owned small business suppliers to help the company's supply chain identify additional resources to maintain financial and operational strength.
- From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis Lockheed Martin has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to provide critical financial and operational support to the most vulnerable elements of the U.S. defense industrial base.
- As of May 8, 2020, ahead of schedule, Lockheed Martin has reached its pledged goal of delivering $450 million in accelerated progress payments from the Department of Defense to their supply chain, including small and distressed businesses.
- As of May 8, 2020, Lockheed Martin advanced approximately $85 million in accelerated payments to suppliers including small businesses across 46 states to maintain the strength of the nation’s vital defense industrial base and preserve manufacturing jobs.
- Lockheed Martin has hired over 2,365 new employees across the United States since the COVID-19 crisis began. In addition, the corporation is actively recruiting for over 4,600 roles.
- We have allocated $320,000 in new funding to transition 13 existing apprenticeship programs into virtual ones.
COVID-19 Relief Efforts
- On April 9, Lockheed Martin entered into a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer its corporate jet fleet as an in-kind donation to support the federal government's COVID-19 response and relief efforts.
- Lockheed Martin's inaugural flight flew from the United States to Germany to pick up bone marrow that will be used for blood transfusions and bone marrow transplants to help give cancer patients a chance for survival.
- As part of this partnership, Lockheed Martin will be providing weekly air transport based on government medical needs – flying government medical teams to the most critical, high-priority locations around the country and/or flying to support bone marrow transport to help with the government’s COVID-19 response.
- As of May 8, 2020, Lockheed Martin completed a total of three corporate jet missions to support the federal government’s COVID-19 response and relief efforts:
- In coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this week their corporate fleet completed a reload mission moving National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) personnel from Puerto Rico to Maryland to relieve HHS medical teams in Baltimore who were supporting the COVID-19 response. The company also completed its second mission to and from Germany with lifesaving shipments of bone marrow products for cancer patients.
- Additional flights are expected in the coming weeks.
- Lockheed Martin is working to provide an additional $5 million to support local relief efforts in 10 U.S. COVID-impacted communities nearby major Lockheed Martin facilities and where its employees and their families live. This will bring the companies total COVID-19 relief charitable giving commitments to more than $18 million since the pandemic began.
- Across the country, Lockheed Martin has produced and donated more than 30,000 protective gowns and 25,000 face shields at more than 70 locations where frontline medical workers are caring for COVID-19 patients.
- The company is providing more than 44,000 meals to the needy in local communities surrounding eight Lockheed Martin locations.
- Activated a $6.5 million employee disaster relief fund to assist Lockheed Martin employees and retirees impacted with COVID-19.
- Lockheed Martin is extending awards of up to $500 to employees who are regularly required to work at, or travel to, a designated Lockheed Martin facility or customer site during this crisis.
- The company will offer Lockheed Martin's engineering and technical capabilities to help solve the most pressing challenges faced by federal, state, and local officials.
- Lockheed Martin will donate the use of its facilities for crisis-related activities including critical medical supply storage, distribution, and COVID-19 testing, where needed and practical.
- Lockheed Martin donated personal protective equipment (PPE) for urgent need at local hospitals and has also initiated limited PPE and medical device production (face shields). It is also providing engineering support for select initiatives to accelerate production of PPE equipment. The company committed to donating $2 million in urgently needed personal protective equipment items.
Lockheed Martin will continue to engage national, state, and local leaders to undertake additional measures as needed.