FALLS CHURCH, Va. – July 17, 2019 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received the highest ranking for the fifth year in a row on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) ®, and is named a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” The award recognized the company for its exemplary policies, strategies and initiatives that have resulted in measureable outcomes in disability inclusiveness in the workplace.
“We are proud of our high score on the index and the efforts of our disability inclusion programs,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, Northrop Grumman’s vice president of global corporate responsibility, and president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. “At Northrop Grumman, diversity and inclusion are rooted in our core values. We strive to advance these best practices and create a work environment that values diversity and inclusion across the enterprise.”
The DEI is a joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, and is a comprehensive benchmarking tool used to measure disability inclusion in corporate America. The index measures a variety of key performance indicators across organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity.
This marks the fifth consecutive year Northrop Grumman has earned a 100 percent score on the DEI for outstanding commitment and leading disability inclusion practices. In the 2018 ranking, the company was recognized as the Employer of the Year: Inspire Award for top employer in advancing its disability inclusion journey and strategies.
Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman was ranked 17th on DiversityInc’s annual list for the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The company has earned a Top 50 ranking for the last ten years from DiversityInc and has been ranked No. 1 for veterans, No. 1 for people with disabilities, No. 5 for its employee resource group program, No. 7 for executive diversity councils, No. 8 for philanthropy, and No. 12 for its efforts in talent acquisition. In addition, Northrop Grumman was recognized by the National Organization on Disability as a 2018 Leading Disability Employer™ for its commitment to building a disability inclusive workforce.
Northrop Grumman actively seeks to attract and retain employees of all abilities because of the value they bring to the workplace. The company believes that creating a work force and a workplace that values diversity and fosters inclusion is pivotal to promoting innovation and increasing productivity.
Additional information on the Disability:IN and AAPD rankings can be found here: DisabilityIN.org/DEIReport2019.
The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report their disability inclusion policies and practices. It was developed by two national leaders, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy.
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