Our customers and suppliers sometimes ask if Eaton supports the
United Nations Global Compact and other human rights instruments.
How should I respond?
Provide them with a copy of our Ethics Guide or direct them to our external
website for an electronic copy of the guide. If you’re asked to respond to a
survey about these issues, ask the Law Department for guidance.
I get uncomfortable when my floor supervisor tells ethnic and
nationality jokes.What should I do?
Ideally, it’s best to tell your supervisor that the jokes make you uncomfortable
and ask him to stop. If you aren’t comfortable doing that, raise your concerns
with Human Resources.
How does Eaton benefit from diversity?
Our success depends on our ability to draw the very best people from the
global, cross-cultural talent pool. By valuing individual differences we benefit
from unique perspectives that lead to innovative ideas and better decisions.
Our state-owned joint venture partner will not approve female
candidates we recommend for key operating roles. In the future, should
we stop recommending females for these roles?
No. Excluding females from our recommended candidates will give the
impression that we agree with discrimination. By continuing to put the best
candidates forward based on merit, we reinforce our commitment to hire the
very best people, without regard to their gender.