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Marillyn A. Hewson Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

At Lockheed Martin, we see our work at the intersection of science and citizenship — providing innovative solutions to a range of complex challenges.

At Lockheed Martin, we believe that the challenges of the 21st century will require unprecedented ingenuity, investment and cooperation.

Nations around the world are grappling with a wide array of geopolitical threats, regional instability and economic uncertainty. In addition, there is shared environmental concern about how to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions around the world.

Moreover, by the year 2040, global gross domestic product is expected to double with increased communications, trade and transport. Simply put, our world is becoming smaller, more competitive and more integrated than at any point in human history.

We will need transformative technologies to keep people safe and secure as well as ensure reliable access to food, water and energy while protecting the environment. And we will need to encourage more students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math — so we have a pipeline of innovators for tomorrow’s challenges.

At Lockheed Martin, we see our work at the intersection of science and citizenship — providing innovative solutions to a range of complex challenges. To promote sustainability across our operations, we have identified five core issues, and we have set specific goals and success measures to address them. In 2016, we saw progress on every front:

Business integrity: We expanded access to business ethics resources for suppliers and doubled the active and prospective suppliers voluntarily participating in our live webinars on ethics, business conduct and sustainability management.

Employee well-being: We set objectives to increase employee representation of women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. And we are committed to routinely monitoring our progress.

Product impact: Our Automated Air Collision Avoidance System and Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System demonstrated their ability to prevent two leading causes of fighter aircraft losses on an F-16. These systems will save an estimated 25 pilot lives and 34 aircraft and reduce costs by $2.3 billion through 2030.

Information security: The Defense Security Service honored two of our sites with the 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for how we manage U.S. Department of Defense security clearances.

Resource efficiency: We achieved progress in helping our energy customers reduce their carbon emissions by at least twice the carbon impact of our own business operations.

These achievements, and more, reflect our commitment to use wise investment and innovations to build a more sustainable future for our customers, our business and our planet for decades to come.