Corporate Responsibility

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We are Defining Possible.

  • At Northrop Grumman, global corporate responsibility is a key component of our business. We take pride in conducting business with a broad perspective, taking into account customers, employees, shareholders, the environment and communities in which we operate.
  • As we continue to grow, we remain committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards, embracing diversity and becoming an ideal corporate citizen. We do so by implementing our core values: taking responsibility for the quality we put forth, delivering customer satisfaction, demonstrating leadership, acting with integrity, valuing our people, and treating our suppliers as essential team members.

Environmental Sustainability

We align our business with sustainability practices, embrace green initiatives and translate our values into measurable actions. We aim to become a more sustainable business by measuring impact; encouraging conservation at home, in the workplace and in the community; and by supporting environmentally friendly businesses and initiatives through our corporate responsibility program.

Corporate Responsibility Reports

The Northrop Grumman Corporate Responsibility Reports describe our goals and progress.

We highlight many of our employees’ impactful and innovative activities that are driving sustainability.

We pursue diversity, ethics, supply chain, STEM education and environmental stewardship.

Download: 2019 Sustainability Report

2019 ESG Performance Data Matrix

Additional ESG Information


Northrop Grumman Values Diversity and Inclusion

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a key part of Northrop Grumman’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our ERGs allow members to develop and build leadership skills, raise awareness, educate others and contribute to communities. These groups include a variety of focus areas including those supporting African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Native Americans, women, people with disabilities, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, young professionals, parents, and environmentalists.

Across our company, more than 19,000 employees come together in 12 ERGs with 220+ chapters. And while their interests may vary, their goal is one: to offer opportunities to each and every member of our Northrop Grumman team.
Heritage Events

Northrop Grumman honors our company’s diversity by celebrating nationally recognized heritage months, e.g., Black History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), Asian/ Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (May), LGBT Pride Month (June), Hispanic Heritage Month (mid-September to mid-October), National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October), and Native American Heritage Month (November).

It is a time where we recognize, and acknowledge the contributions of these groups to our American culture and society as we do with St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, and others.

Women's Conference
In 2006, Northrop Grumman held its first Women’s Conference, with more than 500 women attending from across the company. Since then, the conference has become a recurring event, which includes speakers from the company’s senior leadership, panel discussions, and nationally known speakers addressing topics such as leadership, development and work-life balance.
Watch:  International Women's Day
Inclusive Leadership
The Inclusive Leadership Conference is one of the company’s most anticipated events. It brings together a collection of employee resource group leaders, middle managers and senior leaders to celebrate and embrace Northrop Grumman’s commitment to build the best culture. Together, approximately 500 participants from around the globe discussed various topics, from emerging trends in diversity and inclusion to the link between inclusive environments and strong performance.
Operation IMPACT
Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) is a Northrop Grumman program which provides career transition support to service members severely injured in combat operations following the events of September 11, 2001. The program received recognition from the Department of Labor, Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs in recognition of the company's commitment to helping service members with disabilities succeed in the workplace and build careers.

Watch: Deployed

Mitch Chavarria, a contracts manager at Northrop Grumman, shares his thoughts and emotions as he prepares to deploy to the Middle East for nine months as a U.S. Air Force reservist.

Watch:   Workplace Diversity
Meet Luis, an Aeronautical Engineer at Northrop Grumman who explains how Northrop Grumman actively embraces diversity in the workplace.

Watch:  Women in Defence UK Awards
Watch:  2018 Northrop Grumman Women's Conference

Supporting Veterans through Operation IMPACT  

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Operation IMPACT
(Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition)
is a diversity program within Northrop Grumman.


Operation IMPACT  focuses on assisting severely wounded service members as they transition from the military to a private-sector career.


The program provides wounded service members with one-on-one personalized assistance in identifying potential job opportunities.


Operation IMPACT also helps veterans with marketing their skills to hiring managers and recruiters.


Click here to find out more about Operation IMPACT

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Ethics and Values

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Our sense of ethics and doing what is right are the cornerstones of Northrop Grumman’s exemplary reputation and the guiding principles that drive our commitment to corporate responsibility. They allow us to gain respect and support within our communities, help provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and attract and retain individuals who not only demonstrate, but also demand high standards of business conduct.

We are guided by seven core values: quality, customer satisfaction, leadership, integrity, people, safety and suppliers.



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