Environment, Health and Safety

Northrop Grumman has long recognized that people are our most valued resource. For this reason, we are committed to ensuring health and safety in the workplace and to conducting our business activities in an environmentally responsible manner that will preserve natural resources and minimize adverse impacts or risks to our employees, visitors, contractors, customers and the community. It is our policy to conduct our operations in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and to strive for continual improvement in our environment, health and safety (EH&S) performance.

The key elements of Northrop Grumman’s EH&S policy:

  • Comply with applicable EH&S legal requirements.
  • Prevent employee injuries and illness by implementing effective programs and practices.
  • Minimize environmental impacts by setting sustainability goals to reduce waste generation, minimize water consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Provide EH&S training and awareness campaigns.
  • Include EH&S requirements and environmental sustainability practices in business decisions.
  • Conduct EH&S audits that focus on best practices that promote sharing and continual improvement across the enterprise.
  • Build a Strong Safety Culture

The Policy Committee of the Board is responsible for oversight of the Environment, Health and Safety Policy. The Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer is responsible for management of the company’s environmental, health, safety and sustainability program and the implementation of this policy.

Our Standards of Business Conduct for Suppliers and Other Trading Partners sets expectations for environment, health and safety obligations of our suppliers.

Building a Strong Safety Culture

A strong safety culture exists at Northrop Grumman, and it has been a central focus for generations. This commitment to workplace safety is apparent and integral in all we do, whether in planning, the designing process or production on the manufacturing floor. Our objective is to protect the well-being of our employees, visitors, contractors, customers and the community. 

For more information on our EH&S performance, see our annual Sustainability Report.

June Is National Safety Month at Northrop Grumman

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. These injuries can negatively impact an employee’s quality of life, but they are preventable. To recognize the importance of safety in all we do, Northrop Grumman participates in the National Safety Council’s National Safety Month each June. We welcome the annual celebration of safety as we prioritize the health and safety our workers all year long.