Investors are increasingly aware that environmental, social and governance factors can have an impact on long-term shareholder value. Eaton is not only committed to a high level of sustainable performance, but also to engaging with shareholders to identify and address potential risks to the company’s long-term sustainability.
Eaton pursues ongoing engagement with shareholders through:
- Annual shareholders meetings
- Annual Report/Sustainability Report to shareholders mailed and available on-line
- Analyst conferences and reports
- Investors web site on Eaton.com, where shareholders can submit questions or retrieve a wealth of financial information from Eaton archives
- Meetings between investors, senior leadership and investor relations
To ensure that Eaton’s stakeholder groups are kept up-to-date on our sustainability performance, we combine the company’s “Annual Sustainability Report” and “Annual Report to Shareholders” into one document. We also post environmental, social and governance information on our Sustainability web site. Eaton believes that financial performance and social responsibility go hand-in-hand. In addition, we participate in investor-driven questionnaires from organizations, including the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which calculates corporate sustainability rankings used by investment firms worldwide.
The Eaton Board of Directors’ Governance Committee has oversight regarding significant public policy issues with respect to our relationships with shareholders, employees, customers, competitors, suppliers and the communities in which we operate, including such areas as ethics compliance, environmental, health and safety issues, community relations, government relations, charitable contributions and shareholder relations.