Lockheed Martin Named One of Top Worldwide Companies for Climate Change
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 12, 2013
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CDP, previously known as Carbon
Disclosure Project, has recognized Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as one of the
world's top companies for addressing climate change in its operations.
CDP's Global 500 Climate Change Report named Lockheed Martin one of the top 56
companies worldwide on its 2013 Global Carbon Performance Leadership Index.
This marks the third consecutive year that Lockheed Martin has been
recognized for its exceptional carbon performance, receiving the top "A"
rating, the longest performance leadership period in the aerospace and defense
"This achievement is important to the broader sustainability program we are
establishing at Lockheed Martin and shows investors and customers that we are
committed to socially and environmentally responsible long-term growth," said
Leo S. Mackay, Jr., vice president of Ethics and Sustainability for Lockheed
CDP holds the largest collection of primary data on corporate impacts on
carbon, energy, climate change, water and forests. They work with corporations
and investors globally to advance the strategies and reduce the risks posed by
climate change by asking almost 6,000 of the world's largest companies to
report on their climate strategies, natural resource reduction, greenhouse gas
emissions and energy use.
"We're pleased that CDP has once again recognized our efforts to reducing our
carbon footprint," said Carol B. Cala, Lockheed Martin vice president of
Energy, Environment, Safety and Health. "Our sustained investments in energy
efficiency are a reflection of our company's commitment to protecting the
environment and the health of our planet, while also improving the
sustainability of our products and operations."
Last year, the corporation met its original 'Go Green' goals several months
early, which resulted in $20.6 million in reinvestment opportunities due to
energy and water use reductions. In 2012, Lockheed Martin announced a new set
of aggressive goals by the year 2020: further reducing carbon emissions,
facility energy use, waste to landfills and water usage.
Lockheed Martin has announced several recent cutting-edge innovations related
to energy efficiency and climate change mitigation. From a technology
perspective, the company's work in nanotechnology is strengthening,
lightening, and increasing capabilities of our systems, from the F-35
Lightning II to the Littoral Combat Ship. For example, nanomaterials in
batteries could increase the range and recharging speed available for electric
vehicles. For more information on Lockheed Martin's sustainability program
visit the 2012 Sustainability Report.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and
services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.
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