Eaton’s Commitment to Responsible Sourcing of Conflict Minerals
Eaton are a power management company made up of approximately 85,000 employees, doing business in more than 175 countries. They have a vast range of products and services.
Their truck segment is involved in the design, manufacture and marketing of powertrain systems and other components for commercial vehicle markets. Key products include manual and automated transmissions, clutches, drive-line components, and hybrid power.
Eaton are dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient and safe.
Everything we experience in our modern world is made possible by power. Planes. Hospitals. Factories. Data centers. Vehicles. The electrical grid. Every day, all around the world, people depend on technology, transportation, energy and infrastructure to live, work and thrive. And the companies who provide these products and services depend on us to help solve some of the toughest electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power management challenges on the planet. Because we never lose sight of what matters. And it’s our job to make sure it works.
Responsible Sourcing of Conflict Minerals
Nothing is more important to Eaton’s overall success as an enterprise than our ethical values and doing business right. These principles extend to Eaton’s expectations for its suppliers and our mutual responsible supply chain sourcing practices.
Eaton is committed to ensuring our products do not incorporate conflict minerals, which are minerals smelted into tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold sourced from entities that directly or indirectly finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries. Eaton’s dedicated management team with senior executive oversight works to directly engage our supply chain on responsible sourcing practices.
Eaton is a member of multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the Responsible Minerals Initiative, which is focused on driving supply chain responsibility and transparency deep into global supply chains. Through these actions, Eaton is meeting and exceeding regulatory, customer and societal expectations and is a critical contributor to the greater industry solution of supporting conflict-free-conflict minerals and supply chains.
Eaton’s policy on conflict minerals
Eaton is committed to ensuring that the products it sells do not incorporate “conflict minerals,” which are minerals smelted into tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold sourced from entities which directly or indirectly finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.
Eaton intends to fully comply with the requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires that Eaton perform due diligence into the sources of such minerals, and disclose the results of such diligence.
Eaton requires its suppliers to:
1. Perform sufficient due diligence into their respective supply chains to determine whether products sold to us contain tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold, and, if so, whether and to what extent those metals are sourced from conflict-free smelters;
2. report to Eaton the results of such due diligence to enable Eaton to comply with its legal obligations and policy goals; and
3. Commit to being or becoming “conflict-free,” so that any such metals are sourced only from conflict-free smelters.