FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 22, 2016 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR), a comprehensive publication highlighting the company's ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility including diversity and inclusion; employee engagement; support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; environmental sustainability; supplier diversity and ethics. It is the ninth year the company has published a corporate responsibility report.

"Our purpose at Northrop Grumman is to provide our customers with products and services that help them meet their critical mission requirements," said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman. "To do so, we operate with a daily commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability. This report describes those efforts and serves as our guide for continuous improvement and sustainable top performance."

The 2015 CRR is produced consistent with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. GRI is a third-party organization that has developed a widely used environmental, social and governance reporting framework. The report is also evaluated by an independent external review panel that provides feedback and advice from a stakeholder perspective. The CRR is available online at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Pages/Reports.aspx

"In 2015 we demonstrated strong improvement in our corporate responsibility efforts, made possible by the dedication and commitment of Northrop Grumman employees," said Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president, global corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman and president, Northrop Grumman Foundation. "Corporate responsibility is fundamental to our corporate culture and as we publish this latest report we once again pledge to raise the bar higher."

Some highlights include:

  • In 2015 we were named a Top 50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc magazine, were the top ranked aerospace and defense company on the list and were rated number one in support of veterans. In the recently released 2016 list we remained the top ranked aerospace and defense company and were rated the top company for people with disabilities, second in veterans support and sixth in diversity councils. This year was the seventh consecutive year that Northrop Grumman appeared on the DiversityInc list.
  • We continued to focus on STEM and we invested more than $17.4 million from Northrop Grumman contributions and the Northrop Grumman Foundation to fund projects globally that make a difference for students and their teachers.
  • In 2015, we received a perfect 100 score and leadership recognition from CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for our climate change governance, strategy and emissions inventory. We also announced our 2020 environmental sustainability goals to decrease water use by 20 percent from 2014 levels, achieve a 70 percent solid waste diversion rate (diversion from landfill) and reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2010 levels.

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 government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.