October 1, 2020
SARBI, Romania … Power management company Eaton today announced that its business in Romania is the newest signatory to the nation’s Charter of Diversity, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to offering a fair, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all employees.
First launched in France in 2004, 24 countries in the European Union now have their own regional Charter of Diversity—coordinated by a local non-governmental organization appointed by the European Commission. Each of these national initiatives seeks to encourage companies and institutions to foster and develop a culture of inclusion and diversity, where every individual has equal opportunities, respect, and appreciation.
Romania’s Diversity Charter was launched in 2018 by Forum for International Communication and now has 110 signatories. Each signatory is pledged to promote equality in the workplace, regardless of factors like race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, or religion.
In signing Romania’s charter, Eaton signals its continued commitment to being a model of inclusion and diversity for its industry. “Supporting diversity is crucial in a world where our fellow employees, communities, and customers are more varied than ever before,” says Pamela Pop, plant manager, Romania. “Upholding Romania’s Diversity Charter is especially important to us because the power of many perspectives drives our ability to innovate and to grow sustainably. We’re proud of the spirit of diversity and inclusion that defines our culture here and we’re excited to go even further in ensuring a welcoming workplace that values each individual’s authentic self—enabling talented people from around the world to come together to make what matters work.”
As part of its commitment to Romania’s Charter of Diversity, Eaton Romania will continue to celebrate and promote diversity by empowering different perspectives and by creating employee development programs and flexible work solutions.
Eaton was recently recognized as one of the leading companies in Europe for diversity and inclusion by the Financial Times’ inaugural Diversity Leaders 2020 ranking. Half of the company’s Board of Directors are comprised of women or minorities groups and approximately 5,500 Eaton leaders worldwide have now attended training courses to learn how to be more inclusive. To date, Eaton’s varied inclusion resource groups—run by employees to create and promote a more diverse and welcoming work environment—boast more than 10,000 members in 61 countries.
Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximatively 93,000 employees. For more information, visit Eaton.com.
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