Corprate Bias Ratings
Northrop Grumman vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, Northrop Grumman has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children but does not make donations to religious organizations. Northrop Grumman is a Platinum corporate sponsor of the HRC and pledged $2 million to BLM and related causes. Northrop Grumman supports and funds LGBTQ causes and organizations. Northrop Grumman is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. However, the company has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Northrop Grumman receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Northrop Grumman received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other commitments, the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Northrop Grumman has a written policy requiring suppliers to abide by its code of conducts including discrimination based on sexual orientation (3).Northrop Grumman has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Northrop Grumman will not match employee donations to churches or religious organizations (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Northrop Grumman is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act and discusses race-based recruiting efforts and DEI training for employees in its 2022 ESG report (1)(2). CEO Kathy Warden is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (3)(4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Northrop Grumman is a Platinum corporate sponsor of the HRC, a Silver sponsor of Out & Equal, and a corporate partner of the NGLCC (1)(2)(3). Northrop Grumman pledged $2 million to the Black Lives Matter organization and related causes (4)(5). Northrop Grumman has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (6)(7).
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November 28, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/17/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Independent board Chair||Against||38.80%|
|5/17/23||Social||The School Sisters of Notre Dame Cooperative Investment Fund||Evaluation and Issue a Report Describing the Alignment of the Company’s Political Activities with Its Human Rights Policy||Against||19.70%|
|5/18/22||Governance||John Chevedden||Special Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%||Against||50.39%|