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We make a healthy planet work.*

*We believe that we owe it to future generations to leave the world a little "greener." And the power to make that happen is in our hands. That means all of us, working together. This is what matters for our employees and customers. And for future generations.

The world is changing, and we're part of the answer

We’re reminded daily that our world is transforming: Digitization, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, the electrification of transportation and much more. By 2030, the majority of people will live in cities, straining existing infrastructure that can’t grow fast – or sustainably – enough to keep up. And an expanding middle class of more than 5 billion people will increase the demand for goods and services, drawing on limited resources and increasing per capita carbon footprint. 

We're working to positively impact the environment while helping solve pressing climate issues.

The world will be warmer and more crowded, challenging the quality of life and the environment. And technology will continue to accelerate. With over 125 billion intelligent devices, energy demands will escalate.

We see the trajectory. And we know we can make a difference today with the products we create, the decisions we make and the actions we take.  We are — each and every Eaton employee — dedicated to a better future for planet and our fellow global citizens.


Our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services

As this transformation plays out, we will be part of the solution. For the generations living today and tomorrow, we make a healthy planet work.  We’re working to positively impact the environment while helping solve pressing climate issues. These and other offerings help fulfill our vision for all our stakeholders, while also creating sustainable value for our shareholders:

  • eMobility solutions that  help original equipment manufacturers incorporate hybrid and electric vehicles into their transportation options
  • Microgrid technology that helps deliver clean, reliable and resilient power
  • Home automation that lets homeowners make smart energy decisions
  • Energy storage that optimizes renewable energy sources, and help meet sustainability targets
  • Intelligent Power solutions that collect data, learn and provide actionable insights to optimize power use and continuity
  • Lightweighting parts and components made of advanced materials to reduce fuel usage


Making our value chain more sustainable

It’s not just about what we make, but how we make it.  We strive to use materials wisely, address substances of concern as defined by multiple regulations across the globe, and consider end-of-life impacts from our products. In our operations we focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy and water-reducing processes. More than 120 of our facilities send zero waste to landfill. We have committed to setting a science-based target for our greenhouse gas emissions and are testing state-of-the art manufacturing techniques, such as 3D printing and discrete simulations, to maximize productivity while lessening our impacts. Our expectations for our operations are also communicated to all our suppliers, and we are working to forge strong relationships with them to amplify the effect of those expectations.


Engaging our employees, giving back to our communities

To make innovative products, we need to provide the best operating environment for our people. Our commitment to the safety and health of our employees reflects our belief that all injuries can be prevented, and we reinforce specific principles to strengthen our Zero Incident Safety Culture. We care about providing meaningful and engaging work for our employees, and ensure that our culture allows them to flourish every day. Creating a motivated, inclusive and diverse workforce is a central focus at Eaton, and we support and train our employees for the changes we see in the coming decades. The Eaton family also extends to the communities where we operate, with our employees rolling up their sleeves to paint, build, repair, clean, plant, teach and more. When the worst happens — such as last year’s hurricanes and other disasters — we mobilize our capabilities and desire to help by not only giving to disaster relief, but also providing services and assistance on the ground.

In this, our 2017 Sustainability Report, we invite you to explore the many ways we are improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services.

Number of Eaton sites to date that are zero waste-to-landfill
122
Number of Eaton sites to date that are zero waste-to-landfill
The number of metric tons of GHG reduced, exceeding our 2017 target
6k
The number of metric tons of GHG reduced, exceeding our 2017 target
Since 2015, we’ve reduced our water consumption by 391,000 cubic meters
391k
Since 2015, we’ve reduced our water consumption by 391,000 cubic meters

Reducing our GHG emissions with science-based targets

We’re doing our part to reduce GHG emissions from our operations.

Every day, Eaton people are developing solutions that drive sustainable growth by efficiently using and conserving our natural resources, developing energy-efficient products and protecting the health and safety of our employees and communities.

Craig Arnold, Chairman & CEO

Explore our key sustainability topics

Stakeholder engagement

Our stakeholders have a fundamental impact on our sustainability performance.

What key issues are important to our stakeholders

Proactive management is the foundation of our sustainability program.

Governance

We have strong internal processes and controls for managing our sustainability performance.

Sustainable supply chain management

We proactively manage our supply chain. From worker health and safety to labor and human rights practices to product stewardship.
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Named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 11th consecutive year by Corporate Responsibility Magazine
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ENERGY STAR Partner
Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, fourth consecutive year

2017 Sustainability metrics

Scroll to view various metrics from our 2017 Sustainability Metrics Report