This news release was issued by Eaton in China.
SHANGHAI…Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that it has recently joined the China Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD), an invitation-only coalition of leading Chinese and foreign enterprises registered and operating in China to advance sustainable development through providing a platform for exchange and cooperation among business, government and social communities on critical sustainability issues .
As a regional partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and under the guidance of it, CBSCD aims to provide a platform for local and foreign companies to share information, experience and best practices in the field of sustainable development. As a leader in the sustainability practice, Eaton was invited to become a member of WBCSD in 2010.
“We are very pleased to be invited to join CBCSD and become a member of this leading organization. It is recognition of Eaton’s long-term efforts in the fields of sustainability and corporate social responsibility in China,” said Erbing Shang, president of Eaton in China.” Sustainability is the way we operate our business and is also the foundation of our success. Eaton is dedicated to providing our customers with highly efficient products and solutions to help them manage electrical, fluid and mechanical power more effectively, safely and reliably and to drive the sustainability of the industry.”
Established in October, 2003, CBCSD now has approximately 80 members. CBSCD focuses on such key areas as energy and climate, corporate social responsibility, environment health and safety (EHS), low-carbon economy and clean development mechanism, which is consistent with WBCSD, to help companies address the challenges and push forward the course of sustainability in the world.
Entering the Chinese market in 1993, Eaton adheres to the philosophy of “doing business right” over the past almost two decades. With the continuous growth of the business, Eaton also upholds corporate social responsibility and closely focuses on sustainability of such topics as energy, transportation and education in a variety ways including releasing the annual China Sustainability Report, hosting sustainability seminars and engaging in community activities. Eaton’s untiring endeavor has earned public recognitions at large with approximately 25 honors and awards in the fields of sustainability and CSR since 2008 in China.
“We will actively fulfill our obligations and responsibilities as a member of CBCSD and work closely with peer companies to support the council’s valued work and make a strong contribution to China’s sustainable development.” added Erbing Shang.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services 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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.