Northrop Grumman Releases 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlighting Improvements in Diversity and Inclusion, Environmental Sustainability and STEM
"Our corporate responsibility and sustainability activities support our social, economic and environmental objectives and are fundamental to everything we do at
Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president,
The Northrop Grumman 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 on-line at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Pages/Reports.aspx
"I'm very proud of our corporate responsibility accomplishments. Every year we track our activities and work hard to improve," said
Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president, global corporate responsibility,
Some highlights include:
- In 2014
Northrop Grummanachieved greater diversity in leadership among company officers and within executive-level appointments.
- The company reduced greenhouse gas intensity (metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per million dollars in sales) by 26.2 percent from 2008 levels.
Northrop Grummaninvested more than \\$15.9 millionfrom company contributions and the Northrop Grumman Foundationto fund global STEM education programs and initiatives that are making a difference for students and their teachers.
- More than 32 percent of
Northrop Grummanprocurement spending went to small, women and minority-owned business.
- Globally, more than 99 percent of company employees completed ethics and compliance training, with the remaining one percent attributable to employees on leave, who are required to take the training when they re-enter the workforce.