Ethics Resources for Suppliers

Supplier Code of Conduct
The Supplier Code of Conduct expresses the expectations we hold for our suppliers, and mirrors the standards we set for our own employees, board of directors and other business associates.

We are committed not only to having a sound and robust Ethics & Business Conduct program within our organization, but committed to helping ensure that one exists throughout our supply chain as well.

We engage our suppliers to help them build their ethics programs in two ways:

Ethics Supplier Mentoring: We partner one-on-one with select suppliers to share best practices, benchmark, and provide recommendations to build a more robust and effective Ethics & Business Conduct program. Visit the Supplier Mentoring page for more information and to apply to participate.

Self-Study Ethics Program Resources: Enhance your firm’s Ethics & Business Conduct Program using the valuable information provided below. This includes a self-assessment to gauge the strength of your program against best practices and legal requirements.

Supplier Mentoring Assessment
Even if your company does not participate in the one-on-one Supplier Mentoring Program, you can perform a self-assessment using the same checklist as is used in the formal program.

External Industry & Ethics Organizations
The following is a selection of Ethics & Compliance organizations and professional associations that provide a wealth of information on current Ethics, Compliance. and Business Conduct trends and resources to establish or upgrade your ethics program. Click the links for more information. Refer to the links section for a list of other related organizations.

  • Defense Industry Initiative (DII)
    DII is a nonpartisan, non-profit association of U.S. defense companies committed to conducting business at the highest ethical level and in full compliance with the law. The DII Toolkit can help you start or build on your existing program. You can find more information by visiting their website here.
  • International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC)
    IFBEC is an organization comprised of members of the Aerospace Industries Association of America and the Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe. As a part of this partnership, the Global Principles of Business Ethics for the Aerospace and Defense Industry were created, which Lockheed Martin proudly adopts and endorses. IFBEC intends to expand the goals and accomplishments of the DII into the international forum. You can find more information by visiting their website here.
  • Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA)
    The AIA is a trade association comprised of more than 300 of the major aerospace and defense contractors, and guided by the CEO-level officers of those companies. The association meets regularly to discuss and resolve issue and items of interest to the industry. You can find more information by visiting their website here.
  • The Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA)
    The ECOA is the largest group of ethics and compliance practitioners in the world and members have access to a variety of online tools, and best-practices resources. You can find more information by visiting their website here.
  • The Ethics Resource Center (ERC)
    The Ethics Resource Center is a nonprofit research organization  committed to the advancement of ethical standards and practices, both within private and public organizations, as well as within the federal government. You can find more information by visiting their website here.
  • Institute of Business Ethics
    The Institute of Business Ethics is a London-based charity, dedicated to raising public awareness of business ethics, through collaboration with UK and other organizations globally. You can find more information by visiting their website here.

Free resources from the Ethics Resource Center:

Definitions of Values
Why Have a Code of Conduct?
Code Construction and Content
Common Ethics Code Provisions
Ten Writing Tips for Creating an Effective Code of Conduct
The PLUS Ethical Decision Making Model
Ten Things Your Company Can Do to Avoid Being the Next Enron

Free resources from the Institute of Business Ethics:

Developing a Code of Business Ethics
Ethical Dilemmas and Decision-Making Framework
Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business Ethics
Developing and Embedding a Corporate Ethics Programme

Ethics HelpLine

Domestic – 1-800-LM-ETHIC (1-800-563-8442)

International - Use the International Access Code listing and locate the AT&T Direct Access Code for the country the call is being originated from and dial the number on this spreadsheet.

Next, dial the Corporate Ethics Helpline number (800-LM-ETHIC) and the call is put through to the Corporate Ethics and Business Conduct office in Bethesda, MD.

Office of Ethics & Business Conduct Lockheed Martin Corporation 6801 Rockledge Drive, MP 211 Bethesda MD. 20817


Additional Ethics Links