Minimizing our water use enhances operational excellence, reduces strain on vital community resources
As global demand for water grows, it is incumbent upon all of us to be more careful with its use. We are not a large consumer of water, but water is critical to many of our operations. And as water stress becomes more pronounced in some areas in which we operate, this will continue to be an area of risk. Using tools from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and other organizations, we have identified and continue to monitor risks where we have operations in water-stressed areas.
Since 2015, we’ve reduced our water consumption by 391,000 cubic meters
In 2017, we reduced our water consumption by 320,000 cubic meters from the prior year, a 6.3% decrease
The amount of water we have saved since 2015 would fill more than 150 Olympic swimming pools
Eaton EHS policy
We're committed to continuous improvement in minimizing the environmental impact of our operations and products.
Eaton is proud to have strong internal processes and controls for managing our sustainability performance. Many of these controls connect individuals and teams across our company and include management at each level of the organization.
We set annual water reduction goals, and to meet them, we focus on our largest water users and areas of high water stress. We do not consume large volumes of water, and our water use reduction efforts focus on targeted sites. On an annual basis, we evaluate our water use management practices, measure our results and report across our facilities.
Since 2015, we have reduced water consumption from 5,164,000 to 4,773,000 cubic meters, which equals a 7.6 percent reduction. Indexed to sales, we reduced water usage by 5.2 percent over the period.
Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.