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Responsible Sourcing of Conflict Minerals

Nothing is more important to Eaton’s overall success as an enterprise than our ethical values and doing business right. These principles extend to Eaton’s expectations for its suppliers and our mutual responsible supply chain sourcing practices.

Eaton is committed to ensuring our products do not incorporate conflict minerals, which are minerals smelted into tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold sourced from entities that directly or indirectly finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries. Eaton’s dedicated management team with senior executive oversight works to directly engage our supply chain on responsible sourcing practices.

Eaton is a member of multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative, which is focused on driving supply chain responsibility and transparency deep into global supply chains. Through these actions, Eaton is meeting and exceeding regulatory, customer and societal expectations and is a critical contributor to the greater industry solution of supporting conflict-free-conflict minerals and supply chains.

Eaton’s Policy on Conflict Minerals

Eaton is committed to ensuring that the products it sells do not incorporate "conflict minerals," which are minerals smelted into tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold sourced from entities which directly or indirectly finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.

Eaton intends to fully comply with the requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires that Eaton perform due diligence into the sources of such minerals, and disclose the results of such diligence.

Eaton requires its suppliers to:

  • perform sufficient due diligence into their respective supply chains to determine whether products sold to us contain tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold, and, if so, whether and to what extent those metals are sourced from conflict-free smelters;
  • report to Eaton the results of such due diligence to enable Eaton to comply with its legal obligations and policy goals; and
  • commit to being or becoming "conflict-free," so that any such metals are sourced only from conflict-free smelters.

Global Ethics and Compliance Help Line

Concerns or reports of possible violations of this policy can be reported openly or anonymously through Eaton’s Ethics and Compliance Office Help Line. Contact details are available at: Eaton Help Line