LONDON â May 28, 2013 â Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced that its Europe-based air traffic management systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has received the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001:2004 accreditation for its environmental management system, demonstrating that it meets rigorous international standards for minimising the company's impact on the environment.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems earned the certification after implementing a thorough environmental management system, which included creating a list of the environmental aspects associated with business operations and systematically identifying those with the most significant impact. The certification was issued by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, an accredited third-party organisation, after a series of certification audits.
"Achieving this certification reaffirms Northrop Grumman's commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen by making the development and manufacturing of our products cleaner, safer and more efficient," said Charles Houseago, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems. "This certification provides assurance to all stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved."
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems is committed to improving the aviation community's environmental credentials through its business activities and employee initiatives. This applies to design, manufacture, integration and long-term support of air traffic communication products, systems, software and services.
The company's Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) solution provides all of the technical, professional and business service support required to deploy an A-CDM programme effectively. By reducing taxi times and the time spent queuing at the runway with engines on, an airport using ARC A-CDM can minimise the environmental impact by reducing C02 emissions fuel burn and noise pollution.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has embarked on a number of initiatives to minimise the environmental impact at its facility near Peterborough, U.K. These include installing a rain water harvesting system to collect rain water for use onsite as the primary water source for operations, rather than using expensive purified water that has been treated and pumped from the water authority. The company has also adopted a zero landfill waste recycling programme, which will result in all of the company's waste being recycled by the end of 2013.
ISO is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards for business, government and society. ISO 14001:2004 is an environmental management standard that specifies a set of requirements for environmental management systems. The purpose of this standard is to help organisations protect the environment, prevent pollution and improve their environmental performance. Only those companies with excellent environmental programmes qualify for this globally recognised certification.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems supplies communication systems for airspace operations worldwide.
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