Eaton places the highest priority on the health and safety of its people and on environmental and energy conservation programs that benefit the communities in which they live and work. This commitment to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) excellence goes far beyond compliance with existing regulations. Eaton wishes to become recognized as an industry leader in creating safe workplaces and conserving world resources. They are focused on building sustainable operations and products by standardizing global EHS programs and practices. Eaton has set tough performance goals for themselves, like reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent (adjusted for production) by 2012. They are increasing the “transparency” of their efforts by sharing critical EHS data and collaborating with government agencies around the world to advance their programs and goals. And Eaton is making EHS an integral part of their culture — one more way that they create value for their customers and shareholders.
Eaton has been a dedicated EHS proponent for years. In fact, Eaton was among the first diversified industrial companies to pursue global ISO 14001 certification — a rigorous standard for managing and improving environmental performance. Today, virtually all of Eaton’s facilities worldwide have earned this designation and many have also achieved OHSAS 18001 certification for workplace health and safety.