POMEZIA, Italy – Aug. 23, 2011 – Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Navigation Systems Division subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Italia (NGI), has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 accreditation for its environmental management system, demonstrating that it meets rigorous international standards for minimizing the company's impact on the environment.

In July, NGI's facility near Rome 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 organization, after thorough certification audits were conducted in June 2011.

"Achieving ISO 14001 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 Helen Pickup, general manager of Northrop Grumman Italia. "Being accountable for protecting the environment, the health and safety of employees, and the community is an important, ongoing priority for our company."

Northrop Grumman's environmental policy includes compliance with applicable laws and regulations, emphasis on minimizing environmental impact of operations and products, and motivating employees to be personally responsible for creating a healthy workplace.

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 organizations protect the environment, prevent pollution and improve their environmental performance. Only those companies with excellent environmental programs qualify for this globally recognized certification.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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