Social

At Curtiss-Wright, we are committed to managing all aspects of our global operations in a socially responsible and ethical manner to contribute to a sustainable future.

We are driven by a strong set of Company values. We are focused on ensuring the health and safety of our fellow employees, promoting diversity and inclusion across the corporation, and staying actively engaged with our workforce to help achieve our business strategy and vision.

We continue to closely monitor and evaluate the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts we generate as an organization. Below you will find numerous policies and objectives which help drive our sustainability efforts.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Curtiss-Wright is fully committed to engaging in ethical, responsible and sustainable business practices across the globe, and holds its business partners to the same high standards. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program outlines our commitments, guidelines and policies which govern our behavior and business practices. By adhering to the principles contained in our CSR program, we will preserve and build upon the honorable legacy of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright Brothers while providing enhanced value to our shareholders and opportunities for our employees.

We endeavor to honor our commitments and enrich the economic, social and environmental aspects of the communities in which we live and work, thereby supporting the overall health and profitability of the enterprise and benefitting our employees, customers and shareholders.

For more information, you can view our Corporate Social Responsibility policy statement.

Core Values

What makes a world-class organization? It all begins with Core Values that provide a strong foundation for success. Simple in theory, the values of Curtiss-Wright are reflected in every aspect of our operations. To our employees, these are more than words on a wall – we all take these values to heart in our relationships with our customers and each other.

For more information, click here to review our Core Values.

Corporate Policies

Applicable to all Curtiss-Wright employees and contractors, our corporate policies begin with Policy 1 – Code of Conduct and cover areas such as Ethics, Environmental, HR, Legal, Communications, and Finance. Further, it covers important topics such as employee privacy, avoiding conflicts of interest, and our commitment to an all-inclusive work culture.

For more information, you can view our Corporate of Conduct policy statement.

Employee Health and Safety

The health and safety of our fellow employees is of paramount importance to the culture at Curtiss-Wright. We strive for a track record with best-in-class safety performance and believe that all incidents and accidents that negatively impact human health and safety are preventable. This commitment is reflected in our Environmental, Health and Safety Policy that guides the daily actions of all employees and every level of Curtiss-Wright management. We provide safe and healthy workplaces by proactively identifying and controlling workplace hazards, complying with regulatory requirements, and continuously improving our performance through our One Curtiss-Wright Environmental, Health and Safety Management System Framework.


A key component of our management system framework is to routinely monitor and measure our health and safety performance across all of our global operations. Consistent with the employee health and safety issues defined as material for the Industrial Machinery and Goods industry by the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board, we use the Total Recordable Injury/Illness Rate (TRR), and Days Away, Restricted or Transfer Injury/Illness Rate (DART) to measure and compare our safety performance with industry benchmarks.

Employee Health and Safety Injury/Illness Performance 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Total Recordable Injury/Illness Rate (TRR) 1.00 1.04 0.96 1.31 1.40
Days Away, Restricted or Transfer Injury/Illness Rate (DART) 0.64 0.71 0.63 0.85 0.90
Fatality Rate 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Curtiss-Wright has demonstrated a 28% reduction in its 2019 TRR and DART rates compared to 2015.

Community Involvement

A component of Curtiss-Wright’s Vision is to “…promote the well-being of the communities in which we live and serve.” With the help of our approximately 9,000 global employees we pursue our vision through two distinct avenues or programs, Local Volunteerism and Corporate Philanthropy.

Local Volunteerism: Around the world, Curtiss-Wright employees take great pride in their local communities. They contribute both time and resources to multiple local charities and participate in organized activities such as road races, environmental cleanup events, food drives, and many other notable causes. Business units maintain and apply their own budgets for charitable giving based on local priorities and employees’ preferences. Through the philosophy of “local resources staying local”, Curtiss-Wright and its employees are making a difference in peoples’ lives every day around the world.

Corporate Philanthropy: Curtiss-Wright applies its resources at the company level through several avenues, including:

Charitable Contributions

Curtiss-Wright makes sizeable monetary donations annually to charities and non-profit organizations aligned with both our legacy as well as our vision for the future. Corporate Communications, in collaboration with senior management, determines how to deploy our resources with a focus on institutions supporting the aviation / aerospace industry and the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. Just a few recent examples of CW’s Corporate Philanthropy are the Niagara Aerospace Museum, the Glenn Curtiss Museum, and Classroom Central, an organization that equips students in need to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies to their teachers.

Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program

Curtiss-Wright strongly believes that cost should not prevent a student from gaining access to higher education. This program assists families of Curtiss-Wright employees by providing employees’ dependent children the opportunity to apply for annual scholarships to offset educational costs. Selection is based on academic and demonstrated leadership qualifications. The program is administered by an independent third party and at no time does any officer or employee of Curtiss-Wright play a part in the selection. Direct reports to the CEO are excluded from this program. Up to 90 scholarships are awarded annually.

Supply Chain Management
Safety, Human Rights and Product Quality

Safety and Human Rights

Curtiss-Wright’s operational success and ability to continue to deliver state-of-the-art, reliable solutions is dependent on strong, long-term relationships with our customers and suppliers.

We are committed to becoming an indispensable partner with our customers, providing market leading technologies that reduce their risk and enable their long-term success.

We look to partner with suppliers that are committed to that same vision by providing a safe work environment for employees and seek continuous improvement in EH&S performance. In addition, we are committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values regarding respect for human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility.

As such, we drive our supply chain responsibly and expect our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, including our expectations for Human Trafficking and Slavery and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.

Product Quality

Curtiss-Wright is committed to quality and believes in the value that a strong Quality Management System brings to our customers. We believe that our focus on quality standards and adherence to engineering and manufacturing excellence have contributed to our global success. Across the organization, we have certified a number of our subsidiaries to various quality standards including AS9100D and ISO 9001 certifications.

Conflict Minerals Policy Statement: We are committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values regarding respect for human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility.

For more information, visit our Supply Chain website.