To Directors, Officers and Employees:
The best global enterprises are decisive. With a clear sense of their vision and
mission, they set ambitious goals and go after them. Success is deliberate.
In the same way, Eaton has earned its global reputation for integrity by making
ethics a priority. We nurture the right values and make clear what we mean by
acting with integrity and Doing Business Right.
As a result, Eaton’s reputation as a highly ethical enterprise has become
a powerful, distinguishing characteristic. By continuing to meet the high
expectations we place on ourselves, we protect an important part of what makes
us uniquely successful in the eyes of customers, suppliers and employees.
Eaton is committed to ensuring you have the information, guidance and tools you
need to understand and uphold Eaton’s ethical standards for the workplace, even
when local practices or circumstances may cloud that decision. This Ethics Guide
is an important part of that commitment. Filled with concrete examples and clear,
practical guidance, it defines and supports our standards of ethical behavior in
everyday interactions with fellow employees and external stakeholders.
At Eaton, we consider how we achieve our results an important measure of
success. Doing Business Right is at the core of the Eaton brand and a central
pillar of how we build our reputation in the marketplace. By understanding the
information in this guide and applying it whenever the need arises, you make
a deliberate choice to safeguard our long-standing heritage of integrity while
making a real contribution to our future success.
Alexander M. Cutler
Chairman and CEO