Eaton Promotes Sustainability, Doing Business Right at 2011 Net Impact Conference; Panel with FedEx and Environmental Defense Fund Featured

Date: October 25, 2011

CLEVELAND .. Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will share how its sustainability-focused growth aligns with its human resource plans, strategic partnerships and supply chain logistics in three separate panel discussions on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Net Impact Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Eaton exhibitors will also participate in the Net Impact Expo during the conference.

“As Eaton celebrates its 100-year anniversary this month, sustainability remains at the core of our company’s business and values,” said James W. McGill, executive vice president and chief human resources officer.  “It’s a team effort. We take pride in doing business right and building strong ties within our workforce and customer relationships. We strategically connect with other companies whose sustainability efforts align with ours – an effort that will effectively reduce our environmental footprint while helping our customers reduce theirs.”  

McGill will join other Human Resource and corporate responsibility leaders in “Bringing a CSR Lens to Any Role: Greening the Talent,” from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. PDT on Friday, Oct. 28.
The panel will discuss the dynamics of integrating a cohesive ‘green team’ of new talent -- hiring individuals who bring civic and sustainability awareness to their positions and incorporating these ideals into the various stages of the Human Resource process.

Steven M. Boccadoro, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will lead a panel entitled “How Partnerships and Passions Can Fuel Sustainability Initiatives: A Case Study,” on Oct. 28 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT.  Boccadoro will join Mitch Jackson, FedEx’s vice president of environmental affairs and sustainability, and Elizabeth Sturcken, managing director with the corporate partnerships program for Environmental Defense Fund. Each organization will share its work to create change through corporate environmental strategies, and will also discuss their partnership involving FedEx’s medium-duty hybrid delivery trucks.

Daniel J. Gisser, director of corporate marketing, will join a panel discussing the importance of applying sustainable thinking to the supply chain in this year’s “Greening Each Step: Integrating Sustainability into a Collective Supply Chain,” on Oct. 28 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. PDT. Gisser and representatives from WESCO, SC Johnson and Veolia ES Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. will highlight their experiences in engaging suppliers, distributors, manufacturers and raw material producers to increase sustainability efforts.

This year will be Net Impact’s 19th annual conference, held Oct. 27-29. More than 20,000 student and professional members turn to Net Impact for learning, connections and leadership opportunities. The organization’s mission is to mobilize the next generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and in the world. Net Impact chapters can be found in cities across the globe and on the world’s leading business school campuses.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.

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