*Most companies have vision statements, and we are no exception. And in 2016, we clarified our vision: To improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services.
While the wording is new, the sentiment is not. From our beginning more than 100 years ago, our products and solutions have helped people work more safely, use less energy and reduce emissions. This is what matters most for our employees and customers. And for future generations.
* We’re helping utilities, municipalities, businesses and everyday homeowners re-think the impact they have on the environment. Whether it’s using more energy-efficient products—or harnessing low carbon and renewable resources like solar, wind and hydroelectric power. Around the world, we’re helping major industries lower emissions and use less fuel.
How we make what matters work also matters.
We are, first and foremost, ethical. We play by the rules and we act with integrity. We are passionate and care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and achieve them. We are accountable. We are efficient, valuing speed and simplicity. We are transparent; we say what we think. We learn. We are curious about the world and willing to teach what we know. And, finally, we give back to our communities.
We are committed to positively impacting the environment while helping to solve the world's most pressing power management challenges. We encourage each and every employee at Eaton to think differently about our business, our communities—and the positive impact we can have on the world.
– Craig Arnold, Chairman & CEO
Every day, Eaton people are developing solutions that drive sustainable growth by efficiently using and conserving our natural resources, developing energy-efficient products and protecting the health and safety of our employees and communities.
Sustainability: What key issues are important to us?
Emission rates are generated using World Resources Institute-recommended CO2 conversion factors, which account for variations by region. These conversion factors are based on typical energy generation methods, such as those using fossil fuels or other energy sources. When we compare 2016 to 2015, sales from the manufacturing plants that make up Eaton’s GHG profile decreased by 53%.
Since 2014, we have reduced the total amount of GHG generated by our operations from 1,020,000 metric tons to 959,000, which equals a 6.0% reduction. Indexed to sales, we increased our GHG emissions by 7.3% over the period. View our 2016 sustainability metrics
Water consumption data reported a majority of Eaton's water consumption at manufacturing plants worldwide. Of the site reporting, 17% were in Asia Pacific; 30% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; 4% in South America; and 49% in North America. When we compare 2016 to 2015, sales from the manufacturing plants used to create Eaton’s water profile decreased by 5.3%.
Since 2014, we have reduced water consumption from 5,751,000 to 4,834,000 cubic meters, which equals a 15.9% reduction. Indexed to sales, we reduced water usage by 4.0% over the period. View our 2016 sustainability metrics
Energy consumption data was compiled from a majority of Eaton’s manufacturing plants worldwide. of the sites reporting, 16% were located in Asia Pacific; 29% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; 3% in South America; 53% in North America. When we compare 2016 to 2015, sales from the manufacturing plants that make up Eaton’s energy profile decreased by 5.3%.
Since 2014, we have reduced the total energy used by our operations from 2,606 million to 2,409 million kilowatt-hours, which equals a 7.5% reduction. Indexed to sales, we increased usage by 5.6% over the period. View our 2016 sustainability metrics
Waste to landfill data were compiled from a majority of Eaton’s manufacturing plants worldwide. Of the sites reporting, 16% were in Asia Pacific; 30% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and 50% in North America. When we compare 2016 to 2015, sales from the manufacturing plants used to create Eaton’ss waste profile decreased by 5.3%.
In many parts of the world, our people have helped families get better access to food, clean water, housing, education and medical care. In 2016, our charitable contributions were $11.1 million. View our 2016 sustainability metrics
In 2016, almost 60 percent of our charitable giving went to health and human services; about 17 percent to education; 14 percent to arts and culture; and the remaining supported civic and community efforts as well as global disaster relief. View our 2016 sustainability metrics