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Eaton teams give back to their communities

Eaton teams give back to their communities

 August 15, 2018

Staff from the Eaton plant in Suchdol, Czech Republic, are giving back to the local community. The team generously helped organize this year’s annual cycling competition for kindergarten and elementary school children. This is just one example of how teams at Eaton do more for the communities they serve. 

Encouraging community involvement around the world

Eaton strives to help the communities in which they operate become vibrant places to live and work. That's why the company strongly encourages community involvement, believing that doing so creates healthy, sustainable communities and business facilities. Eaton's ultimate goal is to bring tangible and sustainable benefits to the places in which they live and work around the world.

Employees at Eaton are encouraged to volunteer, from which they benefit from the satisfaction of accomplishing necessary work, expanding their social connections, learning creative problem-solving and increased well-being. Eaton finds that employees who volunteer with local organizations are more committed to their community and feel more fulfilled at home and work. 

Providing meaningful impact for local communities

Our employees take pride in determining where the company invests time and money. Local managers and employees work together to determine the programs their facility will support. This approach helps to ensure that Eaton's community involvement has the most meaningful impact at each location.

Many of Eaton's facilities have created community involvement teams, which tailor site activities to the needs of their local communities. Comprised of cross-functional employees, their responsibilities include:

  • Developing an annual community involvement plan and budget to support activities
  • Conducting employee-giving campaigns
  • Organizing volunteer activities
  • Responding to community requests for donations

Eaton's Annual Stover Awards for Community Service recognize accomplishments of volunteers 

Every year, Eaton recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of employees who volunteer in their communities with the Stover Award for community service. The Stover Awards are named to honor James R. Stover, chairman of the board of Eaton from 1986 to 1991. Any Eaton employee can nominate full-time employees who demonstrate leadership or service in community organizations.

The senior vice president within each business unit appoints a selection committee to review nominations. The committee chooses an award recipient based on the following criteria:

  • Positive impact of the employee's involvement in both the organization and the community.
  • Extent to which the nominee has demonstrated leadership or unwavering dedication to the organization.
  • Importance of the activity or institution to an Eaton community, employees and their families.
  • Volunteer service with other nonprofit community organizations.
  • Letter(s) of commendation from the organization for which the employee volunteers.

Stover Volunteerism Award recipients each receive a commemorative award, a check for US$2,500 payable to the nonprofit organization of their choice, and special recognition by Eaton's chairman and CEO at a formal ceremony.

Eaton Charitable Fund —supporting education, arts, culture and social services

In 1953, Eaton became one of the first companies to establish a corporate foundation, the Eaton Charitable Fund, to support public charities. The Eaton Charitable Fund actively supports programs that improve the quality of life in communities where we operate. We provide financial and volunteer contributions to education, the arts, cultural institutions and social service organizations.

To encourage employees to become more involved in their communities, the Fund gives primary consideration to requests from organizations for which Eaton executives serve on the Board. Fund money is also made available to Eaton sites commensurate with facility size, and local employees decide how to allocate resources where they are needed most.

Join Eaton, a company committed to community

A career with Eaton is more than just a job. You'll be encouraged to find and exploit your true potential as well as serving the local community in which you operate. For an exciting and rewarding career, explore current opportunities with Eaton


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