FALLS CHURCH, VA, October 14,
2012 / --Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)
today was named the Supplier Diversity Corporation of the Year by the U.S.
Business Leadership Network (USBLN) at its 15th Annual Leadership Awards
presented this week in Orlando, Fla. The Supplier Diversity Corporation
Award is presented to the employer that has demonstrated outstanding
inclusion of disability-owned businesses in its corporate supplier diversity
(R-L)Gloria Pualani, Corporate Director, Socio-Economic Business Programs for Northrop Grumman, and Wes Bush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
"People with disabilities face significant challenges to employment, as do
returning wounded warriors," said Gloria Pualani, corporate director,
socio-economic business programs for Northrop Grumman. "I am pleased to work
for a company committed to helping these individuals realize a better future
by providing an inclusive environment for employment and subcontracting
The purpose of the 2012 USBLN Annual Leadership Awards is to further the
mission of identifying leading disability workplace, marketplace and supply
chain practices in use today. Award winners demonstrate outstanding
commitment to promoting disability diversity across their enterprises and
embody the highest ethical standards and values in the community.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is recognized for having established a
number of programs and initiatives to help foster diversity and inclusion
throughout the company. These programs recognize and celebrate the company's
diversity in its leadership and among its employees, in the company's
support for supplier diversity efforts and through partnerships in the
Specifically with regard to supplier diversity, the Socio-Economic
Business Programs (SEBP) office serves as a liaison between prospective
small and disadvantaged businesses, including AbilityOne firms interested in
working with Northrop Grumman, and the company's procurement organizations.
The company's efforts to increase the number of successful minority-,
women-owned and AbilityOne small business suppliers by providing outreach
and mentorship have been recognized nationally. Other small disadvantaged
businesses served by the SEBP include historically black colleges and
universities, minority institutions, veterans, service disabled veterans and
historically underutilized business zone business concerns.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing
innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems,
cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and
commercial customers worldwide. Please visit
www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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