LINTHICUM, MD -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's Electronic Systems sector's ongoing commitment to environmental performance and sustainability has earned the company the prestigious Maryland Green Registry award from officials at the Maryland Department of the Environment.
Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary Mary Beth Tung and Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Ben Wu joined members of the Maryland Green Registry and the Maryland chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council to present the sixth annual Registry Leadership awards.
Northrop Grumman was one of five Maryland organizations to receive the honor based on its commitment to continuous improvement and the environmental results achieved this past year. The Maryland Green Registry was created to recognize and promote sustainable practices by organizations throughout the state. The free program offers tips and resources to help organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability.
As part of their online member profile, Maryland Green Registry members – including Northrop Grumman – share at least one quantitative measurement. The results are collected to demonstrate that even small efforts among a group of committed organizations can lead to impressive results. The results also emphasize the importance of measurement to the successful management of environmental impacts at organizations of any type or size.
"From sustainability and waste reduction to energy conservation and recycling, Northrop Grumman is committed to the protection and preservation of the environment in each of the communities where we maintain a business presence, including here in Maryland," said Jay Tolle, director, environmental, health, safety and fire protection, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems.
Consistently listed among the largest corporate philanthropists in the Baltimore area by the Baltimore Business Journal's annual "Book of Lists," Northrop Grumman provides direct financial and in-kind support to a variety of environmental organizations including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Clean Air Partners, Oyster Recovery Partnership and the National Wildlife Federation.
Northrop Grumman, one of the state's largest private employers, is a significant financial and in-kind contributor to educational outreach programs aimed at encouraging young people to consider engineering and science-related career fields. The company sponsors the annual Engineering Scholars program, providing academic-based scholarships to high school seniors from Maryland and Baltimore counties who plan to pursue a career in engineering, computer science, physics or math. Additionally, the company's High School Involvement Partnership program offers high school students hands-on job training and mentoring from Northrop Grumman employees. Northrop Grumman is also a major corporate sponsor of the Maryland Teacher of the Year program.
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