The Eaton Business System (EBS)

The Eaton Business System is our source of competitive advantage, uniting the power of many into the Power of One Eaton.

How does a company our size and breadth accelerate growth and improve performance?

By mobilising the power of the enterprise in a shared culture and unified practice. 


The Eaton Business System is our culture in action and at its foundation is a single vision, a shared set of values and a common philosophy. Its purpose is to help us harness the scale and breadth of our business to effectively work as an integrated operating company. Its standard set of processes allows us to be more efficient, share best practice and to more effectively work as One Eaton to manage: 

  • Planning
  • Growth
  • Operational excellence
  • Functional excellence
  • Assessment 
  • Learning

EBS is how we work at Eaton.

  • It is based on our belief in standard processes and a teachable point of view
  • It ensures that we transfer best practice and key learning across the organisation
  • And it encourages continuous improvement

It is our source of competitive advantage and, when effectively deployed, leads to superior performance.

The sum is greater than the parts. This is how EBS creates value at Eaton.

Craig Arnold, Chairman and CEO