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In alignment with its 2030 sustainability targets, power management company Eaton announced that all its facilities in India are now zero water discharge certified.

Mukul Kadam, sub-regional manager, EHS corporate Eaton, said, “Eaton has always been committed to a culture of sustainability. Our dedication has enabled us to integrate sustainability into our business activities, allow employees and communities to realize the benefits of a sustainable future, and make Eaton a preferred employer around the world.” He added, “Our plants are concentrated on reducing waste generation within the plant by recycling and re-using. We have reviewed and understood the needs for zero water discharge process and used the pre-defined checklist to identify gaps and fill them in with the right solutions. Overall, these certifications are a step further in Eaton’s commitment to improving people’s lives and the environment.”

As India has been identified as one of the water-stressed countries and a focus area for water conservation, Eaton is committed to adhering to the strict government guidelines around water usage and conservation. To reduce its water and waste, Eaton is doing the following activities:

  • Across the sites, the company has implemented regular maintenance of the sewage treatment plant, regular water leak inspection, flowmeters in identified lines, periodic training for all applicable employees, and implementation of water improvement projects.
  • Eaton recycles HT fixtures in the plants to reduce the use of new materials. Most Eaton sites follow green supply chain management, educate their suppliers and vendors on sustainability, and cascade the best practices implemented in all locations.
  • The Eaton India Foundation’s water resource management program enables the conservation and management of water resources in the areas most affected by water scarcity. The program works toward repairing the existing water structures in rural areas and providing sustainable livelihoods.
  • Eaton employees from the Ahmednagar vehicle group plant have been instrumental in creating stone bunds for local communities. Stone bunds are effective tools to help rural communities to retain moisture in the soil for longer, which helps to alleviate water stress during dry spells.

In order to become certified as zero water discharge, sites must consistently achieve an industrial wastewater discharge rate of 2% or less. Eaton has manufacturing facilities in Ahmednagar, Ranjangaon, Pondicherry, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Bangalore.

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society.

Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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