At Aerojet Rocketdyne, we value our commitment to our communities and the environment and are working to do our part for future generations. As a sustainable company, we strive to reduce our environmental footprint; use less energy and other resources, and produce less waste.
At every one of our sites, our employees work to create a better community.
It’s not solely about being “green.” We want our actions and focus on being a truly sustainable company to inspire others. Through our collective volunteer efforts or generous employee donation campaigns, we recognize the need to act in a responsible social manner. Aerojet Rocketdyne strives to foster a positive future for each of our employees and our surrounding communities.
Just some of the environmentally-friendly programs across our sites include recycling and landfill diversion efforts, food rescue opportunities, installation of energy efficient lighting and drought resistant landscaping, storm water pollution prevention activities, road and beachside cleanup events, employee carpool program participation, and Earth Day fairs and events.
Taking our environmental stewardship deep into space, Aerojet Rocketdyne is developing the next generation of spacecraft propulsion systems utilizing sustainable solar electric propulsion and high-performance “green” propellants that are better for the environment and safer to handle. Read more about our green propulsion and solar electric propulsion.
Part of our commitment to the environment has led us to move from being just “energy consumers” to “energy managers” actively looking at ways to reduce energy usage and increase our renewable energy sources. In addition to the numerous energy reduction efforts and smart meters throughout our facilities, we have facilitated the installation of solar fields at our sites to power portions of our operations with renewable energy.
Sustainable Forest - Orange
Aerojet Rocketdyne began the Sustainable Forest project at its Orange County, Virginia location in 2015. Partnering with a world-wide timber harvest company, both certified to ISO 14001 and national and international sustainable forest program, over-mature Loblolly pines are harvested, using a natural approach that allows reseeding of the area, to reduce the significant wildfire potential from old stands of over-mature pines (planted 30+ years ago.