Dow Jones names Northrop Grumman a sustainability leader

Dow Jones names Northrop Grumman a sustainability leader

 January 07, 2021

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Northrop Grumman has been acknowledged as a leader in sustainability with its inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for a fifth consecutive year.

Recognition is based on an annual evaluation of companies’ environmental, social and governance practices.

“This recognition demonstrates that Northrop Grumman is making positive progress on our sustainability goals,” said Sandra Evers-Many, Vice President of Global Corporate Responsibility at Northrop Grumman [pictured above].

“As our company continues to address the pressing challenges of today and tomorrow, it’s important for us to continue our focus on sustainability.”

Improvements in both social and environmental categories

Northrop Grumman achieved year-over-year improvements in both social and environmental categories.

Improvements in the social category were driven by the company’s continued commitment to employee training and development, and human rights governance. Northrop Grumman enhanced its human rights policy, including the establishment of a Human Rights Working Group.

Contributing to the company’s recognition for its environmental efforts was its management of climate change topics such as its reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The company has reduced 35.5 percent in greenhouse gas emissions since 2010, exceeding the year-end 2020 goal of 30 percent.

Northrop Grumman’s strong performance within climate change was also recognized with an “A-” leadership band rating on CDP’s Climate Change disclosure.

“We congratulate Northrop Grumman for being included in the DJSI North America,” said Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global. “A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. With a record number of companies participating in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment and more stringent rules for inclusion this year, this sets your company apart and rewards your continued commitment to people and the planet.”

Further outstanding recognition for Northrop Grumman

Medtronic is also named one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

The company’s Sustainability Report contains additional highlights of the company’s commitment to, and achievements in, its sustainability efforts.

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