2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

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Health and Safety

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and visitors. Central to our strategy is to empower employees and provide them with tools and resources to take ownership of their daily safety. At many Northrop Grumman sites, we employ safety observers who participate in safety committees and provide additional “eyes and ears” for regulatory compliance and safe working conditions. These committee members also engage with employees to share information, report concerns and make suggestions to management.

The link between employee safety and executive compensation demonstrates the level of commitment from our Board of Directors and reinforces the role of leadership and engagement throughout Northrop Grumman.

Providing a safe and healthy workplace protects everyone. Shown here is a group of employees at a regional dodgeball tournament in Florida to promote physical fitness.
2015 Health and Safety Goals & Performance Summary

Goal Keeping our people safe while abiding by all applicable regulations and compliance requirements.

Performance We evaluate the effectiveness of our health and safety programs and identify systemic deficiencies or common challenges across our operations using the following metrics. For each Safety metric, a lower statistic is indicative of better performance. Although there is frequently variability from year to year, our 2015 performance was consistent with, and in some cases, better than our five-year historical performance.

Total Case Rate Total number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration-recordable occupational injuries and illnesses; i.e., cases requiring medical treatment beyond first aid, per 100 full-time workers.

Lost Work Day Rate Total number of lost work days per 100 full-time workers.

Days Away Case Rate The total number of cases, per 100 full-time workers, that resulted in lost or restricted days or job transfer due to work-related illnesses or injures. Used in conjunction with the other metrics, Days Away Case Rate helps identify the severity of workplace injuries and illnesses.