We make what matters work. Sustainably.

We are powered by our vision, driven by strategy, guided by our aspirational goals and committed to doing business right. 

Improving the quality of life and the environment

Many, if not most things today require power—communicating, feeding our families, heating and cooling indoor environments, managing our health, travelling for work or recreation and providing goods and services to others.  

Eaton's vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We have a vital purpose in our world because we create the products and services that help our customers—and their customers—manage and use power in a way that fulfils their objectives.

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

We believe our success as a company should be measured by more than financial results—it should also be defined by our commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and governance. To fulfil our vision, we established financial and non-financial aspirational goals that respond to issues that matter to all our stakeholders. To meet these goals, we work hard to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) progress into our sustainability strategy. For each of these areas, we take a longer-term view of performance, while still meeting short-term expectations. Through this approach, we can create sustainable value for all stakeholders both now and well into the future.  

The world is facing many power management challenges—and our products and services are part of the solution. Years ago, we set out on a path to offer the best power management technologies and services that reduce impacts and improve performance throughout the entire product life cycle—procurement, use phase and end-of-life management. While we’re proud of how far we’ve come, we know we have to keep improving. We remain committed to creating a better future for the planet and our fellow global citizens. 

By 2025, our goal is to reduce our GHG emissions by 20 % from 2015 levels
By 2030 our goal is to have all of our manufacturing sites zero waste-to-landfill certified
$584 m
The amount we invested in 2018 to accelerate innovation across our portfolio of products

Explore our sustainability progress and results

Aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Our work aligns closely with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which were created to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

For example, as demand on the power grid increases, we’re helping municipalities and utilities optimise power efficiency and distribution, including clean energy from solar and wind. With a global population increase of about 82 million people per year, food production—from field to table—will need to be more efficient, minimising waste while improving food safety. And working with many of the world’s largest manufacturers, we help make air and land transportation operate more efficiently and safely, while consuming fewer resources.

Named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for the 11th consecutive year by Corporate Responsibility Magazine
FORTUNE Magazine’s “2018 World’s Most Admired Companies” list
Energy Star Partner of the Year award 2019
Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, Sustained Excellence ranking