Eaton wird in den World Business Council for Sustainable Development aufgenommen
Der US-amerikanische Industriekonzern Eaton ist in den World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) aufgenommen worden. Das ist nicht zuletzt das Resultat der Selbstverpflichtung von Eaton, in umweltfreundliche Technologien zu investieren und die eigene Geschäftstätigkeit an entsprechenden Zielen auszurichten. Der World Business Council ist eine Vereinigung von 200 globalen Unternehmen, die sich das Ziel gesetzt hat, mit konkreten Projekten und Initiativen ökonomische, ökologische und auch soziale Aspekte miteinander in Einklang zu bringen. UmweltDialog dokumentiert die englischsprachige Erläuterung.
Björn Stigson, Präsident des World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Foto: WBCSD
“Eaton Corporation understands that sustainable development makes good business sense and that environmental resources need to be properly valued and utilized. This is increasingly important in our resource-constrained world where a Green Race has started among companies and governments to supply services and products that are sustainable. We are delighted to welcome Eaton to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development," said WBCSD President, Björn Stigson.
Widely recognized as a leading business voice on sustainable development issues, the WBCSD works with member corporations, governments and non-governmental organizations to encourage dialogue and action in four focus areas: business role in society, energy and climate, development and ecosystems.
“Eatons focus on sustainability in all aspects of our business has earned our company recognition by leading organizations around the world, and we are proud to be invited to join our peer companies in supporting the WBCSDs impactful work, said Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer. “With this new alliance, we further our commitment to being a global leader in protecting the environment, our people and communities everywhere we operate.
Cutler is the lead council member for Eaton; Yannis Tsavalas, president - Europe, Middle East and Africa, serves as council delegate, and Joseph P. Wolfsberger, senior vice president - environment, health and safety, as liaison.
“The EU continues to set global trends regarding sustainable business development, while the Middle East and Africa provide excellent opportunities to present next generation solutions and the WBCSD compliments our focus in the region, said Yannis Tsavalas, president - Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The forum provides an excellent platform to progress concrete projects that promote sustainable development of our economy and society.
Eaton operations worldwide adhere to a single set of standards for policies such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, waste treatment, product quality, human resource practices and ethics. The companys sustainable technologies include industry-leading energy-efficient electrical equipment - including SF6-free medium voltage switchgear -- that make buildings and data centers greener; hybrid vehicle power systems that save fuel and reduce emissions; and hydraulics for wind, solar and wave power that help harness our renewable resources for sustainable growth.
Eaton is ranked among the worlds top six diversified industrial companies for sustainability leadership by Sustainable Asset Management 2010 Yearbook and has been named one of the Worlds Most Ethical Companies for the past four years by Ethisphere Magazine. Newsweek Magazine named Eaton 16th among Americas 500 largest companies and first in its category in the magazines 2010 Green Rankings. As a member of the Business Roundtables Climate RESOLVE initiative, Eaton is maintaining its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent, indexed to sales, by 2012.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a CEO-led, global coalition of some 200 companies committed to sustainable development. Its aim is to be a catalyst for change within business and society. The WBCSD provides a platform to share best practices and advocate business positions on sustainability issues, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. Members are drawn from more than 35 countries and represent annual revenues of US $7 trillion. The WBCSD also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organizations, a majority of which are based in developing countries.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.