Environmental Compliance

Through robust environmental compliance programs and awareness campaigns, we remain committed to conducting our operations in a manner that minimally impacts surrounding environments.

In 2016, 22 sites, or approximately one third of our total floor space, were ISO 14001 certified. To ensure environmental compliance we:

  • Comply with all applicable laws and procedures within our regions of operation, adhere to Northrop Grumman policies and procedures, and reduce our environmental footprint.
  • Strive for excellence and promote efficiency, affordability, innovation and forward thinking in our operations.

Our vision at Northrop Grumman is to demonstrate environmental stewardship through innovative and value-added solutions.


International Aerospace Environmental Group

As a founding member of the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG), a global industry association, we support environmental sustainability and compliance initiatives in collaboration with our peers to address common industry challenges.

We engage both at the Board level, supporting the organization’s governance and strategy, and at the working-group level, providing subject matter expertise for the following work groups:

Chemical Reporting

Establishing a standardized process for collecting information on chemicals contained in mixtures, materials, products/articles and technologies to fulfill any customer or regulatory reporting requirements.

Replacement Technologies

Developing, as an industry, a method for identifying and evaluating alternatives to substances and technologies that pose a threat to human health and the environment.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management and Reporting

Developed GHG Reporting Guidance for the Aerospace Industry - A Supplement to the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. This guidance provides a common framework of greenhouse gas accounting methodologies to promote consistent, complete and accurate reporting in the aerospace industry.

REACh Process Authorization

Allows all of us in the Aerospace and Defense industry to make informed decisions by identifying uses of specific substances and working with suppliers to understand any risks directly linked to such materials.

Supply Chain Environmental Sustainability Survey Harmonization

Developing industry-wide tools for companies to survey their suppliers to improve efficiency and better manage environmental sustainability risk.

Northrop Grumman IAEG representatives meet with industry peers in Bordeaux, France
In October 2016, Northrop Grumman IAEG representatives met with industry peers in Bordeaux, France to address common industry challenges.

Hazardous Waste and Toxics Release Inventory

Northrop Grumman seeks to reduce hazardous chemical usage and to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste generated in our operations to the extent that it is technically and economically feasible. As a Department of Defense contractor, our use of hazardous materials is influenced by emerging technologies, material specifications from our customers and fluctuations in demand for our products.


Hazardous waste and toxics release data
The hazardous waste and toxics release data presented represents all U.S.-based operations that are required to report or disclose to the Environmental Protection Agency and/or state governments.