Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)

In communities around the world, we are Defining Possible.

At Northrop Grumman, 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.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe that creating a work force and a workplace that values diversity and fosters inclusion is pivotal to promoting innovation and increasing productivity and profitability.

Our goal is to continually support and nurture the large number of Northrop Grumman employees whose backgrounds, characteristics and perspectives are as diverse as the global communities in which we reside.

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Employee Resource Groups

Thousands of enthusiastic Northrop Grumman employees are engaged in one of 13 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that provide distinct benefits for both the member and the company. Across more than 260 chapters, these groups include those supporting African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Native Americans, women, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ employees, young professionals, parents, multiple generations, remote employees and environmentalists. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees.

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Supporting Veterans through Operation IMPACT

Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) is a diversity program within Northrop Grumman focused on assisting severely wounded service members as they transition from the military to a private-sector career.

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Environmental Sustainability

We don’t just create innovative technology, we do so in a way that mitigates environmental impact for a sustainable future. We are also mindful of the environmental challenges facing our national defense and our society as a whole. That’s why we’re dedicated to the preservation of our environment and the restoration our natural ecosystems to ensure that resources, waterways, and wildlife are here for future generations.

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Northrop Grumman Sustainability Report

Our annual Sustainability Report provides transparency into our goals, commitments and achievements, and highlights what we are doing to help protect the environment, engage each employee and support our communities, while creating long-term value for shareholders.

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Corporate Citizenship

Corporate Citizenship at Northrop Grumman starts with people – the people we employ, the people in our communities and the people who may become part of our workforce. Together with our employees, we strive to make stronger communities possible by contributing our time, talent, treasure and passion.

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Employee Volunteerism

Employees are a key component of building partnerships for stronger communities. Our employee volunteerism and outreach initiatives align with our strategic focus areas: K-12 STEM education, support to our military and veterans, health and human services and environmental stewardship. Whether tutoring students in math, preparing care packages for our troops, contributing to a company-sponsored drive or volunteering with a local nonprofit organization, the passions of our employees help transform our communities.

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Ethics and OpenLine

Doing what is right because it is the right thing to do is the foundation of Northrop Grumman’s business culture. The reputation that our Company has earned for high legal and ethical standards is one of our greatest business assets. Our goal has never been solely to comply with the law, but to abide by the highest principles of integrity and concern for others.

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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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Making a Difference