Transparency builds stakeholder trust and enhances Eaton's performance management

We believe transparency with our stakeholders is a cornerstone of our responsible business practices. Our stakeholders expect us to disclose critical value chain impacts and issues and to describe the steps we take to manage them.

Eaton adheres to globally recognized reporting frameworks and standards

We take several measures to provide stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of our economic, environmental and social practices and commitments. Being a transparent company provides a better value to our customers, our shareholders and our employees.


We acknowledge that our sustainability performance is as important as our financial performance for many of our stakeholders. As such, we report annually on both our financial as well as sustainability performance outcomes. Transparency through reporting is an important component of managing and measuring our sustainability performance while sharing our progress with stakeholders. We report our sustainability information in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines.


Since 2006, we have responded to the CDP Climate Change questionnaire and consistently received high marks for disclosure. The CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a non-profit organization whose website is the largest public repository of corporate GHG emissions data in the world. We also encourage our suppliers to report their emissions through the CDP Supply Chain Program.

How we measure success

We work hard on our sustainability performance and disclosure, and are pleased that we have received great recognition for this work, including:

  • Recognition as a leader among S&P 500 companies on the CDP's Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.
  • Named one of Corporate Responsibility magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens."
  • Inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series, designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.