Original Date: 04/28/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Six Pillars of Character
Ethics at Lockheed Martin Electronics and Missiles (E&M) is accorded priority above profit and ranked with Mission Success as an essential and overarching principle of the company's philosophy. Lockheed Martin’s ethics program is a well-defined code of ethics and standards of conduct. It is administered at Lockheed Martin by a director-level ethics representative, as well as an ombudsman who reports directly to the president. The program is dedicated to ensuring that the company does the right thing and places a high priority on confidentiality.
Ethics awareness training is conducted annually for all employees. The training stresses the following six pillars of character employees should exhibit:
Trustworthiness honesty, integrity, promise-keeping, and loyalty Respect autonomy, privacy, dignity, courtesy, tolerance, acceptance
Responsibility accountability, pursuit of excellence
Caring compassion, consideration, giving, sharing, kindness, loving
Justice and Fairness procedural fairness, impartiality, consistency, equity, equality, due process
Civic Virtue and Citizenship law abiding, community service, protection of environment.
This training also teaches awareness of rationalization pitfalls which allow a person to view his or her actions as ethical when most others would disagree. The program promotes ethical work behavior and the use of values. The goal of the program is to promote a business climate wherein all employees truly believe that to improve the working environment through ethical conduct benefits the employees and the company.
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