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We make a healthy planet work.*

*We believe that we owe it to future generations to leave the world a little “greener.” And the power to make that happen is in our hands. That means all of us, working together. This is what matters for our employees and customers. And for future generations.

The world is changing, and we're part of the answer

Mechanical power. Electrical power. Hydraulic power. For centuries, simply finding, generating and harnessing that power was one of humankind's greatest challenges. But today, the challenges that we face are even greater.

 

Our vision: To improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services

 

From our beginning more than 100 years ago, our products and solutions have helped our customers work more safely, use less energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and do business more sustainably. We believe the environment is one of our key stakeholders, and we're committed to protecting the planet we call home. This is what matters for our employees and customers. And for future generations.

We’re reminded daily that our world is transforming: Digitisation, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, the electrification of transportation and much more. By 2030, the majority of people will live in cities, straining existing infrastructure that can’t grow fast—or sustainably—enough to keep up. And an expanding middle class of more than 5 billion people will increase the demand for goods and services, drawing on limited resources and increasing the per capita carbon footprint. 

We're working to positively impact the environment while helping to solve pressing climate issues.

The world will be warmer and more crowded, challenging the quality of life and the environment. And technology will continue to accelerate. With over 125 billion intelligent devices, energy demands will escalate.

We see the trajectory. And we know we can make a difference today with the products we create, the decisions we make and the actions we take.  We are—each and every Eaton employee—dedicated to a better future for our planet and our fellow global citizens.

 

Our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services

As this transformation plays out, we will be part of the solution. For the generations living today and tomorrow, we make a healthy planet work.  We're working to positively impact the environment while helping to solve pressing climate issues. These and other offerings help fulfil our vision for all our stakeholders, while also creating sustainable value for our shareholders:

  • eMobility systems that  help original equipment manufacturers incorporate hybrid and electric vehicles into their transportation options
  • Microgrid technology that helps deliver clean, reliable and resilient power
  • Home automation that lets home owners make smart energy decisions
  • Energy storage that optimises renewable energy sources and helps meet sustainability targets
  • Intelligent Power systems that collect data, learn and provide actionable insights to optimise power use and continuity
  • Lightweighting parts and components made of advanced materials to reduce fuel usage


Making our value chain more sustainable

It’s not just about what we make, but how we make it.  We strive to use materials wisely, address substances of concern as defined by multiple regulations across the globe, and consider the end-of-life impact of our products. In our operations we focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy and water-reducing processes. More than 120 of our facilities send zero waste to landfill. We have committed to setting a science-based target for our greenhouse gas emissions and are testing state-of-the art manufacturing techniques, such as 3D printing and discrete simulations, to maximise productivity while lessening our impact. Our expectations for our operations are also communicated to all our suppliers, and we are working to forge strong relationships with them to amplify the effect of those expectations.


Engaging our employees, giving back to our communities

To make innovative products, we need to provide the best operating environment for our people. Our commitment to the safety and health of our employees reflects our belief that all injuries can be prevented, and we reinforce specific principles to strengthen our Zero Incident Safety Culture. We care about providing meaningful and engaging work for our employees, and ensure that our culture allows them to flourish every day. Creating a motivated, inclusive and diverse workforce is a central focus at Eaton, and we support and train our employees for the changes we see in the coming decades. The Eaton family also extends to the communities where we operate, with our employees rolling up their sleeves to paint, build, repair, clean, plant, teach and more. When the worst happens—such as last year’s hurricanes and other disasters—we mobilise our capabilities and desire to help not only by donating money to disaster relief, but also by providing services and assistance on the ground.

In this, our 2017 Sustainability Report, we invite you to explore the many ways we are improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services.

Number of Eaton sites to date that are zero waste-to-landfill
122
Number of Eaton sites to date that are zero waste-to-landfill
The number of metric tons of GHG reduced, exceeding our 2017 target
6k
The number of metric tons of GHG reduced, exceeding our 2017 target
Since 2015, we’ve reduced our water consumption by 391,000 cubic meters
391k
Since 2015, we’ve reduced our water consumption by 391,000 cubic meters

Reducing our GHG emissions with science-based targets

We’re doing our part to reduce the GHG emissions from our operations.

Every day, we at Eaton work tirelessly to develop energy-efficient products, to drive sustainable growth by efficiently using and conserving our natural resources, and to protect the health and safety of our employees and communities.

Craig Arnold, Chairman & CEO

We make what matters work.*

*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.

Sustainability: What key issues are important to us?

We owe it to future generations to make a difference and leave the world a better place than we found it. And we have taken steps to ensure that we are doing more of what really matters. Learn more about:

Explore our key sustainability topics

Stakeholder management

Our stakeholders have a fundamental impact on our sustainability performance.

What key issues are important to our stakeholders

Proactive management is the foundation of our sustainability programme.

Governance

We have strong internal processes and controls for managing our sustainability performance.

Sustainable supply chain management

We proactively manage our supply chain. From worker health and safety to labour and human rights practices to product stewardship.
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Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, for the fourth consecutive year

2017 Sustainability metrics

Scroll to view various metrics from our 2017 Sustainability Metrics Report