updated 12/16/2010 11:16:53 AM ET 2010-12-16T16:16:53

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Several Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) sites have been honored by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery as Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) winners.

Northrop Grumman facilities employees Adonis Umana (left) and Carlo Singson (right) collect branches, leaves and other landscaping waste to be broken down and reused as mulch at the company's 58-acre facility in Woodland Hills, Calif. The site was one of several Northrop Grumman locations recognized by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery as a Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) winner for comprehensive waste reduction and recycling activities.




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Established in 1993 by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, the Waste Reduction Awards Program annually recognizes those California businesses that have made outstanding efforts to reduce the volume of paper, cardboard and other recyclable waste products that otherwise might end up in local landfills.

Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems site in El Segundo won the WRAP award for the 13th consecutive year, and the company's Redondo Beach facility was also recognized this year. The two sites, which together employ about 13,000 people, recycle approximately 600 tons of waste annually.

For the fifth consecutive year, Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division in Woodland Hills was cited for its comprehensive waste reduction and recycling activities, including 100 percent reuse of nearly nine tons of green waste each month as compost at its 58-acre facility and recycling approximately 790 tons of solid waste in 2009 alone.

Northrop Grumman's subsidiary Continental Maritime in San Diego, which specializes in the repair and maintenance of U.S. naval vessels, was cited for reducing waste in its ship repair activities by separating and recycling scrap metal and spent abrasive materials. By separating the metals and recycling the spent blast grit, the facility has reduced the cost of disposing of this material as hazardous waste. This was the site's first WRAP award.

"Northrop Grumman continues to seek out new and innovative ways to ensure that we minimize the impact of our business on the environment," said Tom McCabe, corporate director, Environmental, Health and Safety for Northrop Grumman. "Our waste reduction and recycling programs support our dedication to operating as a responsible company and good global neighbor."

As part of Northrop Grumman's long-standing environmental initiatives, employees are encouraged to actively support environmentally-friendly activities at work, at home and in their local communities. Several volunteer employee resource groups at the company are focused on the continued development and implementation of a wide range of "green" initiatives to benefit both the company and the surrounding community.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

CONTACT:  Gina Piellusch
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (818) 715-2285
          gina.piellusch@ngc.com

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