Every day, we at Eaton work tirelessly to develop energy-efficient products, to drive sustainable growth by efficiently using and conserving our natural resources, and to protect the health and safety of our employees and communities.
We take our stewardship of the environment seriously and are guided by three key initiatives:
Our sustainable products include electrical power distribution and circuit protection, back-up power protection, and LED lighting and control systems for the safe and efficient use of power in buildings and homes. Additional products include fuel and hydraulics systems that decrease jet fuel consumption and GHG emissions, engine air management solutions that improve fuel economy, hydraulic products for solar and wind turbine systems, filtration technologies that reduce the need for disposable materials, and many more.
We engage our employees in all aspects of our approach to sustainability, from design and manufacturing to community outreach, and more. More than 10,000 employees participate in Eaton’s annual World Environment Month programme to raise awareness and help reduce our environmental footprint. These efforts continue throughout the year and capture the spirit of Eaton’s promise to improve the environment.
With this foundation firmly in place, we’re taking a step forward by examining the full equation for sustainability—how our actions and products affect the environment by putting more back into society, the environment and the global economy than we take out. We’re partnering with leading institutions and thought leaders to focus on the “net positive” impact that our business, technologies and people can make on the world.
It's about doing more of what matters for the world and for people who are in need. We owe it to future generations—within our organisation and in the communities where we operate—to make a difference and leave the world a better place than we found it.