Gender Pay Gap Report

Northrop Grumman UK Ltd. Gender Pay Gap Report

The value of diversity and inclusion lets genius thrive.

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A Message from Nick Chaffey

Chief Executive, UK, Europe & Middle East

Northrop Grumman is a pioneering company. We design, develop, build and support some of the world’s most advanced defence systems, from cutting-edge aircraft and next-generation spacecraft to unrivaled cyber security systems and all-seeing sensors.

One of our core business values is “we do the right thing”, this is reflected in our approach to diversity. Diversity and inclusion within our team is a key driver of our business success, innovation and growth. Our mission is to recruit, retain, develop and promote individuals of all backgrounds
regardless of gender, race, age, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, or any other such characteristic to establish high performing, diverse teams, which we see as critical to our success.

We know that we pay men and women equally for work of equal value. We do though have a gender pay gap within NGUKL as defined as the difference in the average pay and bonuses of all men and all women across the company, regardless of role or seniority. Since our first report in 2017 our mean pay gap has dropped from 27.3% to 14.1% in 2022.

We remain committed to ensuring women have a wide range of exciting opportunities in our business. We continue to work hard with internal and external partners to provide development pathways, particularly in support of STEM-related areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We are seeking out new and innovative ways to encourage female participation in STEM career paths and ensure that we identify and
remove any obstacles to growth for this community.

In this report, we set out in more detail the reasons for the reported gender pay gap and the ways in which we are tackling the challenges to help enable further significant and sustained improvement. This is a core goal of Northrop Grumman in the UK.

I confirm that NGUKL’s pay gap data has been collected and presented in this report in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

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A Message from Kathy Warden

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Our vision is a more connected and protected world and a universe better understood.

Bringing this vision to life is our team of over 95,000 employees globally who transform seemingly impossible ideas into realities. They are the driving force of our company, and the diverse backgrounds and experiences they bring help our company thrive.

The strong culture of belonging we have built together is one of our greatest assets at Northrop Grumman. Our shared purpose and ethics enable us to foster transparency and trust, innovate fearlessly, operate with excellence, and take bold action when necessary. In 2022, our UK team took significant
steps to help create a more equitable workplace – work that continues today and is detailed in this report.

Across Northrop Grumman, we continue to invest time and resources in building a more equitable company and world – from our Code of Conduct to employee trainings to funding educational STEM programs that inspire the next generation of thinkers.

We are recognized as one of the top 25 companies among the S&P 500 for our gender equality performance and we have received numerous other accolades from leading advocacy groups.

Our legacy and leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion underscore that Northrop Grumman has the talent, purpose and ingenuity to help our world become more equitable and secure for all.

About Us

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 95,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

Northrop Grumman UK Ltd. (“NGUKL”), the subject of this report, is a key supplier of operationally strategic programmes in the defence, security, cyber, intelligence, information systems, and public safety communications markets, providing a range of capabilities and technologies in support of the Armed Forces, emergency services and wider government.

NGUKL had over 450 employees at 5 April 2020. Our workforce composition is predominately professional, with the majority of roles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations

The Gender Pay Gap

The UK gender pay gap differs significantly from equal pay. Equal pay is about paying women and men equally for equal work and we remain committed to this. The gender pay gap is about measuring the difference in average pay between men and women in all roles across the organisation. There are a number of factors that can drive differences in pay, such as job level, location and type of role.