Northrop Grumman earns top score on Disability Equality Index

Northrop Grumman earns top score on Disability Equality Index

 July 21, 2022

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Working for a company that includes and values all employees is a rewarding experience.

Underlining a commitment to inclusion, Northrop Grumman is named a Best Place To Work for Disability Inclusion and earns a 100 score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) over eight consecutive years.

A forward-thinking disability inclusion rating tool

Northrop Grumman disability index

The DEI is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

Fortune 1000 companies realize environmental, social and governance factors impact their management, culture, brand and financial well-being. While many companies have identified methods to advance their disability inclusion, companies had recognized current benchmarking tools were inadequate in evaluating disability inclusion as part of their company’s diversity and inclusion, or broader, sustainability efforts.

A joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the DEI is an objective, reflective, forward-thinking and confidential disability inclusion rating tool to assist business.

Measuring a wide range of criteria

The DEI measures a wide range of criteria within six categories:

  • Culture & Leadership:
    Businesses commit to and demonstrate a sustained, visible cultural commitment to disability inclusion and demonstrate visible leadership commitment to disability inclusion throughout the organization
  • Enterprise-Wide Access:
    Businesses commit to and demonstrate commitment to workplace accessibility
  • Employment Practices:
    Businesses commit to and demonstrate commitment to benefits, recruitment practices, employment practices, and accommodation practices that fully incorporate and include individuals with disabilities
  • Community Engagement:
    Businesses demonstrate public-facing engagement practices that celebrate and support individuals with disabilities.
  • Supplier Diversity:
    Businesses commit to and demonstrate supplier diversity practices that fully include and utilize disability owned, veteran–disability owned businesses and service-disabled veteran owned businesses.
  • Non-U.S. Operations:
    Businesses commit to and demonstrate non-U.S. practices that fully incorporate and include individuals with disabilities.

Work for an inclusive company

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of customers worldwide. Its employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

Bring your authentic self to work everyday in a career at Northrop Grumman.

 

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