Our Key Stakeholders


When engaging with stakeholders, our primary objective is to prioritize their concerns. As in previous years, we adapted the content of this report to meet the needs of our stakeholders. Specifically, we evaluated our performance based on input from customers, investors, employees, government and industry, business partners, professional associations and suppliers.

For more information see the Environmental, Social and Governance Performance Data Matrix

Partners and Professional Associations

We maintain affiliations with a variety of organizations to enhance business performance, collaboration, community involvement, diversity and inclusion, employee relations, environmental sustainability, health and safety, innovation and supplier relationships. A partial list of these organizations is below.

  • AbilityOne
  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • American Bar Foundation (ABF) Center on Diversity and Law
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • Asian American Engineer of the Year
  • Asian Business Association
  • Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals
  • Black Business Association
  • Black Engineer of the Year
  • Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
  • Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Conservation International Business and Sustainability Council
  • Corporate Counsel Women of Color 13th Annual Career Strategies Conference
  • Corporate EcoForum
  • Corporate Environmental Enforcement Council
  • Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation
  • Ethics and Compliance Initiative
  • Equal Justice Works
  • Great Minds in STEM
  • Gartner
  • GRI GOLD Community
  • Institute of Business Ethics
  • Institute for Supply Management
  • International Aerospace Environmental Group
  • International Audit Protocol Consortium
  • International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct
  • Latin Business Association
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals
  • National Association of Environmental Management
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • ORC Health, Safety and Environmental Strategies
  • Out and Equal Workplace Summit
  • Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • U.S. Business Leadership Network
  • U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Women of Color in Technology

2017 Key Stakeholder Engagement

Corporate Citizenship

  • Meet/collaborate with leadership to develop community outreach plans and review programs and initiatives
  • Engage with community partners at nonprofit organizations to facilitate funding and grant requests
  • Collaborate with educational thought leaders to develop and provide relevant professional development programming to middle school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers
  • Collaborate with organizations focused on military and veterans to understand key issues and needs

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Evaluate strategies/develop new approaches to ensure adequate sources of diverse talent for all hiring requirements
  • Analyze employment/turnover trends of veterans and People with Disabilities to identify programs to improve our reputation as an employer of choice
  • Create/collaborate with Employee Resource Groups
  • Host Leadership Council meetings
  • Host Sector Diversity and Inclusion Council meetings
  • Participate in meetings with external diversity organizations/partners
  • Review Equal Employment Opportunity and diversity metrics with senior management
  • Consult/collaborate with our 12 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) on numerous issues

Ethics and Integrity

  • Foster a workforce that takes ownership of our ethical culture, conducts itself with integrity and lives our company values
  • Hold ourselves to the highest standards at all times and ensure global compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Encourage a "speak up" culture that supports and encourages open and honest communications and an environment where everyone is included and comfortable challenging one another
  • Train Northrop Grumman employees on ethics and compliance awareness to support a culture based on strong values and open communication

Environmental, Health and Safety

  • Ensure compliance with all regulations, while reducing the frequency of injuries, by assessing job practices, improving ergonomics and increasing employee awareness
  • Include customer goals/priorities to establish environmental sustainability goals
  • Establish environmental sustainability goals, which are based on customer goals/priorities
  • Host environmental sustainability data management team meetings
  • Host Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) regulatory update meetings
  • Host EHS Leadership Council meetings to evaluate internal governance programs/strategic plans, identify regulatory policy changes and develop health/safety targets
  • Benchmark goals/performance by evaluating environmental sustainability practices of our customers and industry peers
  • Host industry compliance meetings with various non-profit and government organizations
  • Participate in meetings with external stakeholders

Supplier Responsibility

  • Perform and comply with all regulatory requirements
  • Ensure adherence to Supplier Standards of Business Conduct

Frequency of Engagement

Other Frequency