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Water use

Minimising our water use enhances operational excellence and 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 organisations, 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
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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 previous year, a 6.3 % decrease
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In 2017, we reduced our water consumption by 320,000 cubic meters from the previous year, a 6.3 % decrease
The amount of water we have saved since 2015 would fill more than 150 Olympic swimming pools
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The amount of water we have saved since 2015 would fill more than 150 Olympic swimming pools

Governance

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 organisation.

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How we measure success

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 these results across our facilities.