Northrop Grumman

Falls Church, Virginia
Capital Goods

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Northrop Grumman scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Northrop Grumman increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Northrop Grumman forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Northrop Grumman is a signatory of the Gender & Diversity KPI Alliance and its Chairman, CEO and President signed Catalyst's Champions for Change pledge. The company is a Platinum corporate sponsor of the HRC and pledged $2 million to BLM and related causes. Northrop Grumman supports the Equality Act and funds LGBTQ causes. Northrop Grumman is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, Northrop Grumman receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Northrop Grumman

Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden

Summary:

Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Northrop Grumman is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Capital Goods industry. Kathy Warden and Kathy Warden serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $109,600 to Republican causes and $93,023 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Northrop Grumman currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$109,600

$93,023

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/15/24GovernanceJohn CheveddenIndependent Board ChairmanAgainstN/A
5/15/24SocialThe School Sisters of Notre Dame Cooperative Investment FundReport describing the alignment of the company's political activities with its Human Rights PolicyAgainstN/A
5/17/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenIndependent board ChairAgainst38.80%
5/17/23SocialThe School Sisters of Notre Dame Cooperative Investment FundEvaluation and Issue a Report Describing the Alignment of the Company’s Political Activities with Its Human Rights PolicyAgainst19.70%
5/18/22GovernanceJohn CheveddenSpecial Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%Against50.39%
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