Eaton Corp. announced it has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, an invitation-only coalition of 200 leading global companies working to advance sustainable development through advocacy on critical issues of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. The affiliation underscores Eaton’s commitment to implementing sustainable practices in its own business and advancing environmentally friendly technologies to help global customers manage power more efficiently, effectively and safely.
“Eaton Corporation understands that sustainable development makes good business sense and that environmental resources need to be properly valued and utilized,” says Björn Stigson, WBCSD president. “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.”
The WBCSD works with member corporations, governments and nongovernmental organizations to encourage dialogue and action in four focus areas: business role in society, energy and climate, development and ecosystems. Alexander Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer, is the lead council member for the company; 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.
“Eaton’s 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 WBCSD’s impactful work,” Cutler says. “With this new alliance, we further our commitment to being a global leader in protecting the environment, our people and communities everywhere we operate.”