Ideals in Action
Science and Technology on a Mission
Lawrence Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. The Laboratory’s enduring ideals guide our mission-driven work while fostering a respectful and inclusive workplace culture. We apply cutting-edge science and technology to achieve breakthroughs in enterprise resilience and counterterrorism, defense and intelligence, energy security and climate resilience and research and development to produce fundamental science discoveries and faster innovation cycles. It’s our ability to put our ideals into action that enables continued progress and the translation of innovations into impact.
Our mission is to enable U.S. security and global stability and resilience by empowering multidisciplinary teams to pursue bold and innovative science and technology.
Our inclusive teams bring together exceptional scientific, technical, administrative, business and operational experts to accomplish our missions.
We fearlessly and relentlessly pursue big ideas to solve the most important security challenges facing the nation and the world.
At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, we deliver innovative science and technology inspired by principles and passion. We’re thrilled by discovery, and we’re driven by our commitment to excellence.
We foster new ideas, intellectual leadership, originality and audacity.
OUR VALUES: IDEAS
Livermore is the “big ideas” laboratory, and we continue to aspire to intellectual leadership, originality and audacity. We support an environment that encourages open exchange and critique. Ideas also improve operations and lead to new, better ways of doing business.
We seek to make an impact on our missions and people’s lives.
OUR VALUES: IMPACT
Innovation happens when new ideas have impact — on our mission, on people’s lives. Ultimately, our success depends on applying frontier science and technology, through disciplined engineering, to deliver solutions for — have impact on — our mission.
We prize transparency, honesty and objectivity in all our efforts.
OUR VALUES: INTEGRITY
We serve the public interest and act to sustain the public trust through transparency, honesty and objectivity. We act ethically in our research activities, our business practices and our interactions with each other. We are dedicated to collective success, and committed to safety and security as an integral part of the mission.
We benefit from diversity and mutual respect and support.
OUR VALUES: INCLUSIVENESS
The challenges of our mission demand that we draw on the widest possible diversity of talents, thought and experiences. To capitalize on the range of individual and diverse talents needed for mission success, we form and work in teams, characterized by mutual respect and support.
We seek to excel, lead and change the world with our colleagues.
OUR VALUES: ZEAL
It’s good to love what you do. We value enthusiasm for and commitment to the Lab’s mission. We have a “fire in the belly” to excel, lead and change the world. And as an institution, the Lab will aspire to be a place where people can find fulfillment and love their work.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability
At LLNL, people are our most important asset. Our workforce is drawn from a pipeline of diverse individuals with unique talents, perspectives and experiences. We work to develop their skills and create an inclusive environment that supports an array of professional and personal backgrounds. Together, we sustain our legacy of innovation and our drive for mission success.
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Our Culture and Community
Our dynamic, inclusive and diverse work culture drives innovation. Through strategic collaboration, employees apply skills that significantly contribute to solving the nation’s most critical safety and security challenges. Together, we create better things.
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