Natural resources, energy, climate change, social issues and economic pressures are often closely interconnected. These global challenges are an integral part of our mission, driving innovations that protect employees, save lives, increase efficiencies, reduce costs and minimize environmental impacts.
We are committed to facing these complex challenges head on, promoting innovation and responsible growth while contributing to a more sustainable future for our employees, communities and shareholders.
By integrating environment, safety and health (ESH) considerations into our operations and business practices, we create value by decreasing business risks and identifying opportunities while increasing the productivity, efficiency and quality of our employees’ work environment.
In keeping with key objectives to protect, enhance, optimize and simplify, our strategic focus areas guide our actions to ensure effective execution of our ESH mission.
"Our commitment to energy, environment, safety and health is vital to improving operational performance and enhancing reputational value for our stakeholders."
Carol B. Cala
Corporate Vice President of Environment, Safety and Health
Carol Cala is the Corporate Vice President of Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Carol oversees the ESH organization and Chairs the ESH Leadership Council that sets ESH corporate policies and direction. She evaluates the Corporation’s ESH accomplishments and provides leadership in establishing initiatives to improve corporate-wide performance; this includes Lockheed Martin positions on emerging regulatory and legislative ESH issues, and the Corporation’s interface with public stakeholders on ESH issues. Carol is a Director of the Board for Girls Inc., DC Chapter, chairs the Chief EHS Officers’ Council Executive Steering Committee of The Conference Board and serves on the Executive Business Issues Forum of the ORCHSE. Previously, Carol served as a Director of the Board for Sandia National Laboratories, was Vice Chair of the Board of Director’s for Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI), was Chair of the Executive Committee of the Mission Ready Sustainability Initiative (MRSI), Washington, DC, and served as Co-Chair for the Foundation Board of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, Rochester, New York. Carol holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master’s of Science degree in Professional Studies: Environment and Business Management from Rochester Institute of Technology and has completed Executive Development programs at Smith College and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
ESH Policy Executive Summary
Lockheed Martin is committed to operating in a manner that prevents environmental, safety and health (ESH) accidents and incidents, actively manages risk, conserves natural resources, protects the environment, and ensures the safety of employees, contractors and the public.
Our ESH Policy applies to all Lockheed Martin operations and outlines responsibilities for its successful implementation across all levels of the Corporation. Our ESH Policy outlines key processes and integration methods for managing the ESH aspects of our business, which include:
- Execution of the business in compliance with all relevant federal or foreign, state, local, customer, and corporate ESH requirements.
- Documented ESH policies, procedures, guidance documents, metrics, programs and continuous improvement performance goals.
- Institution of an ESH Management System is a systematic approach to the identification and mitigation of the risks or hazards of, as well as the realization of the opportunities provided by, the ESH aspects of Lockheed Martin’s operations and services.
- Integration of ESH into sustainable business operations, including but not limited to product design, services, procurement, supplier selection, manufacturing, and property upgrade/renovation/rearrangement.
- ESH resources, including technology, best practices, lessons learned, and access to legal requirements of countries in which Lockheed Martin operates, including resources relevant to emerging legislative and regulatory requirements and industry trends.
- Commitment to the reduction of natural resource usage through efficiency, source reduction and recycling initiatives. Representation of Lockheed Martin on boards, committees, industry associations, and similar organizations that address ESH matters.
- Communication of Lockheed Martin ESH performance to shareholders and other external stakeholders, including the communities in which Lockheed Martin operates.
- Performance of ESH assessments for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and real estate transactions.