FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) released its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR), a comprehensive publication that highlights the company's ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility including environment sustainability; support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; community service; and diversity and inclusion. It is the seventh year the company has published this report.
"We have a strong foundation of values and high ethical standards that we strive to maintain every day," said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman. "This report highlights those efforts and reaffirms our pledge to enhance the positive impact we have on the communities where we live and work."
The Northrop Grumman CRR is produced consistent with the Global Reporting Initiative, 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.
"I'm pleased with the contribution of our employees to the great progress of our corporate responsibility initiatives as described in this report," said Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president, global corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman and president, Northrop Grumman Foundation. "There is more work to do to enhance those efforts and this report is a great tool to help show us where we can improve."
Northrop Grumman's CRR is available online at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Pages/Reports.aspx
Some highlights include:
- The company's enhanced support for veterans, disabled, and lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender employees.
- Northrop Grumman's continued commitment to STEM initiatives such as the Air Force Association CyberPatriot cybersecurity competition, which included more than 1,500 teams of middle school and high school students.
- The company's increased support of the VEX Robotics program, which stimulates student interest in robotics engineering and involved more than 100,000 students representing 25 countries.
- Northrop Grumman partners with approximately 9,500 suppliers and in two of those relationships received Nunn-Perry awards as part of the Department of Defense Mentor-Protege program.
- The company reached its greenhouse gas reduction goal two years ahead of plan by reducing emissions more than 25 percent.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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