Eaton Hosts Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Urbanization Symposium in Beijing.

Date: 2013/6/07

Eaton successfully hosted the Energy Evolution: Achieving Sustainable Urbanization Symposium in Beijing on June 5th, 2013. As a sub forum of the 8th International CSR Forum, the symposium is under the theme of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development, especially focusing on the energy demand issues brought by globalization, particularly emphasizing the energy consumption and efficiency improvement challenges in rapid-growing urbanization in China. Leaders from public-sector, business, and academic were invited to discuss the multi-perspective and innovative solutions onsite which contribute to the sustainability in China’s development.  

Initiated by Eaton in 2011, the series of Energy Symposiums in China have created a fruitful platform to exchange ideas on corporate social sustainability, energy efficiency and environment stewardship to achieve sustainable development in China.

A Focus on Energy Efficiency and Management, a Contribution to Chinese Urbanization
This year’s symposium mostly focused on energy efficiency and urbanization sustainability in China. More than 100 government and academic leaders, business representatives and journalists attended the events, and key stakeholders well noted Eaton’s efforts in advocating for energy efficiency and increasing public awareness of social responsibility.

As China has grown into the second largest economies in the world, sustainability is an up-rising challenge in economic development. Former director of NDRC Energy Research Institute, Zhou Dadi said, “Most cities in China need to largely decrease the energy consumption, Nowadays the problem of a lager consumption amount of energy and mineral resources increasingly holds back this country’s development.”

“Urbanization has not only accelerated the speed of economic development, but also intensified the demand for energy. The highest priority for cities against energy crisis is to open up the new sources while reducing waste,” said Joe-Tao Zhou, President of Eaton China, “On one hand, we must conserve the energy sources we have while seeking out new ones. On the other hand, we need to use the energy more sustainable with avoiding waste and increasing energy efficiency. As new energy technologies are still being developed, maximizing the energy efficiency is the most effective way. ”

On the day of the forum, Eaton issued its Eaton China Sustainability Report 2012, which introduces and presents Eaton’s progress and achievements in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility over the past year. It is the fifth annual Chinese regional sustainability report Eaton issued since 2008, demonstrating Eaton China’s path to sustainable development more comprehensively and systematically than ever before.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of Eaton’s Chinese business. Over this period, Eaton has not just provided highly effective, advanced, environmentally friendly products and technology applications for local development, but most importantly, with the repaid development of Eaton China, it also has taken a more active role in raising awareness for sustainable development and assisting customers and industries in improving their energy efficiency, so that the whole society can meet its sustainable development targets. In the future, we will continue growing together with China, and marching forward hand in hand to build a better future for this beautiful country. ” said Joe-Tao Zhou.