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Craig Arnold Chairman and CEO

Environmental issues are now global issues and the world is taking notice. It’s a responsibility we gladly accept because we know that we have the power to make a difference.

At Eaton, our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of our power management technologies and services. And we live this vision every day by being active stewards of our environment – minimizing the impact of our operations and developing innovative solutions for our customers that are efficient in their use of the world’s natural resources.

When we say “we make what matters work,” that includes making a healthy planet work.

Here are a few examples of how Eaton employees around the world are living our vision:

  • We recognized 95 Eaton facilities for achieving our Zero Waste to Landfill goal. These efforts resulted in an almost 20 percent absolute reduction in landfilled waste – more than 6,000 metric tons. This also had the secondary benefit of eliminating more than 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions that would otherwise have been released during the transportation and storage of landfilled wastes.

  • We completed more than 60 energy reduction projects throughout our facilities. These included the installation of LED and other energy-efficient lighting to heat recovery systems and other operational improvements that have reduced a cumulative 3,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases during the year.

  • We joined the Solutions and Innovation Zone at COP22, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Marrakech, Morocco. In conjunction, we celebrated the opening of our new manufacturing facility in Casablanca that will serve as the pilot manufacturing site for energy storage battery packs and systems, supplying thousands of households and businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • Through our continued partnership with Harvard’s Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) and as a founding member of The Net Positive Project, we are working to help companies drive financial success and create “Net Positive” impacts by putting back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than we take out.

In addition, our global celebration of “World Environment Month” brought together tens of thousands of Eaton employees over the past three years to participate in activities such as community cleanup, tree planting, waste reduction and sustainability education programs.

Environmental issues are now global issues and the world is taking notice. It’s a responsibility we gladly accept because we know that we have the power to make a difference.