FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Nov. 9, 2016 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has earned a leadership score in CDP’s 2016 climate change program for the fifth consecutive year and has also been honored as an industry leader in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America.
Northrop Grumman received an ‘A-' performance rating from CDP, maintaining its position within the leadership band for the company’s strong performance in awareness, disclosure, and management of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
“Our ongoing performance in CDP’s listing demonstrates to our stakeholders that environmental sustainability is a strategic commitment for Northrop Grumman,” said Mark Caylor, corporate vice president, president of Enterprise Services and chief strategy officer, Northrop Grumman. “Our 2020 environmental sustainability goals are driving environmental awareness and long-term affordability throughout our operations.”
Northrop Grumman was recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, a highly regarded standard for corporate sustainability, as one of the top companies for environmental, social and governance performance. “Our inclusion in the DJSI North America list emphasizes to the investor community that Northrop Grumman’s commitment to effective corporate governance, social and environmental responsibility, and sustainable performance,” said Kenneth Bedingfield, corporate vice president and chief financial officer, Northrop Grumman.
Northrop Grumman’s 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR), released earlier this year, highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility through diversity and inclusion; employee engagement; support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education; environmental sustainability; supplier diversity and ethics. The CRR is available online at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Pages/Reports.aspx
First launched in 1999, each year over 3,400 companies worldwide are invited by RobescoSAM, in partnership with S&P Dow Jones Indices, to voluntarily report on their company’s sustainability practices. The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index tracks the performance of the top 20 percent of the 600 largest Canadian and United States companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability.
CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a not-for-profit organization that represents 827 institutional investors with $100 trillion in assets and leads a comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data. Investors, businesses, and policy makers leverage CDP data and insights to make better decisions, manage risk, and capitalize on opportunities related to climate change.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.