Eaton facilities in the APAC region contribute to company-wide sustainability improvements

SHANGHAI, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Power management company Eaton today announced that its facilities in the APAC region are helping advance the company's ambitious 2030 sustainability goals through effective management of water, waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

Compared to 2018, total annual water consumption and waste to landfill of Eaton APAC facilities decreased by 17.59% and 61.42%, respectively in 2021. Since the company's 2030 sustainability goals were released in July 2020, 22% of Eaton's manufacturing facilities in APAC were certified as Zero-Water-Discharge. Additionally,100% of Eaton's facilities in India have achieved Zero-Water-Discharge certifications. And, as of today, 70% of Eaton APAC sites have been certified as Zero-Waste-to-Landfill facilities, which has grown significantly since 2018, when the certification rate was 15%.

The sites in the region are also accelerating the energy transition by driving the installation rate of solar panels in Eaton's manufacturing facilities. Currently, 11 Eaton sites in APAC have installed solar panels and projects are in development to raise that number to 18 within the next two years.

"We're pleased that our facilities in the APAC region are helping the organization mitigate climate change," said Howard Liu, president, Electrical Sector, APAC, Eaton said. "With the joint efforts of our APAC teams, we were able to make significant progress in achieving the company's 2030 sustainability goals, which help advance our mission to improve the quality of life and environment for all."

"I would like to extend sincere thanks to our APAC teams, who devoted full efforts to helping Eaton meet our sustainability commitment." Bo Yang, president, Vehicle Group and eMobility, APAC, Eaton said. "In the future, we will continue to accelerate our progress in reducing our footprint and remain sustainability at the core of what we do."

As part of its ongoing focus on transparency, recently Eaton released its 2021 Sustainability Report, featuring the company's progress toward its 2030 goals, which include science-based greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) targets and the company's commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The report shows that globally, Eaton is ahead or on pace to meet many of its targets, including:

  • GHG reduction: Reduced GHG emissions by 16% since 2018, on track to meet approved science-based target, and in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
  • Sustainable solutions: Sustainable solutions represented more than half of the company's 2021 net sales.
  • Zero water discharge: Certified more than half of the manufacturing sites included in the 2030 goal in the first full year of new zero water discharge initiative. Focused on sites in water stressed areas.
  • Zero waste to landfill: Certified 65% of manufacturing sites as zero waste to landfill, with a goal to certify 100% by 2030.
  • Sustainable investments: Invested $528 million in research and development for sustainable solutions since 2020.
  • Employee development: Met company employee training hours goal.

Full results can be seen on the company's 2021 Sustainability Dashboard.

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we're accelerating the planet's transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world's most urgent power management challenges, and doing what's best for our stakeholders and all of society.

Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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