Eaton Facility Wins Southfield Sustainability Award

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. … Power management company Eaton today announced that its Southfield, Michigan, facility has received the “Sustainability Award” from the City of Southfield and the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce for the company’s ongoing commitment to “green innovation.”
“It is with great honor that we recognize Eaton for its continued efforts in sustainability,” said Tanya Markos-Vanno, executive director, Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are very lucky to have such a dynamic member and community leader in Southfield.”
The award was presented by Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence at the Excellence in Southfield breakfast, which was held January 10th at the Skyline Club in Southfield. Scott Adams, executive sales director for Eaton’s Automotive North America operations, and Bill Burlingame, Southfield facility manager, attended the ceremony on behalf of Eaton.
“It is an honor to receive Southfield’s Sustainability Award,” Adams said. “We have had a great partnership with the local community since Eaton’s Southfield campus opened in 1960, and many of our employees have proudly volunteered their time on various community projects over the years.”
Sustainability is at the core of Eaton’s business and values. As part of its values-based culture of “Doing business right,” Eaton is committed to driving sustainable growth around the world, including efficiently using and conserving global resources, developing energy-efficient products, reducing emissions and protecting the environment. Eaton strives to help customers and suppliers reduce carbon dioxide emissions, waste generation, and energy and water use, while improving safety performance.
Eaton was fourth in Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” rankings in 2013 – the sixth straight year it finished in the top 50 on the prestigious list. Eaton also was ranked among world’s top sustainability performers on the NASDAQ Global Sustainability 50 Index, and it has been named one of Ethisphere Magazine’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” from 2007 to 2013. The company has included a sustainability report as part of its annual report since 2006 and is committed to the Business Roundtable’s Climate RESOLVE initiative for greenhouse gas emission reductions and energy use.
Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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