Supplier Diversity

As a power management company, Eaton views its suppliers as partners, and these connections must reflect the communities where we live, work and serve. We believe that the corporation and its many communities benefit when we provide equal opportunities for all enterprises to compete for our business. 

An ongoing effort by the office of Supplier Diversity identifies potential partners through purchasing organizations, trade shows and specialized supplier directories. Eaton does business with more than 1,700 minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) suppliers. The Supplier Diversity program enables these suppliers to create jobs and generate revenue in 45 states and two U.S. territories.

Strategy in Action

When we were ready to build Eaton Center in Beachwood, Ohio (near Cleveland) we made sure to include support for the company’s inclusion and diversity goals. A Diversity Advisory Council was developed for the project to ensure involvement of a wide spectrum of contractors.

In addition, planners solicited recommendations and input from several pertinent organizations, including:

  • The Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • A local Minority Business Accelerator
  • The Northern Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
  • The Women Business Enterprise National Council
  • A minority- and veteran-owned management consulting firm. 
Eaton Center showcases the company’s diversity, inclusion, energy-efficient products and processes to customers, suppliers and visitors. The campus offers an outstanding work environment, promoting interaction, efficiency and productivity among more than 700 employees. 
Supplier Diversity Program    Visit our Supplier Diversity page for more information on Eaton's Supplier Diversity Program.