Eaton Hosts Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Urbanization Symposium in Beijing to Support Low-Carbon Cities, Improved Energy Efficiency

Date: 2015/6/05

BEIJING – Power management company Eaton today co-hosted the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Urbanization Symposium alongside China WTO Tribune and China Southern Power Grid Energy Co., Ltd. Eaton led the discussion on the importance of efficient power management on sustainable urbanization in China, and how concerted efforts are needed to address tough energy challenges among public-sectors, businesses, and academic leaders.
“Increased industrialization and urbanization in China has created a high demand for energy and resulted in more environmental problems,” Joe-Tao Zhou, president of Eaton in China, said in his keynote speech for the symposium. “Using innovative technologies to improve energy efficiency will be the most important and effective solution for promoting sustainable urbanization. 
“As an industry leader in power management, Eaton helps customers improve the efficiency of their energy usage while reducing the impact on the environment by leveraging our expertise and experience,” Zhou said, “Eaton is well positioned to partner with companies and organizations to promote innovative and energy-efficient technologies and solutions.”
Launched in 2011, the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Urbanization Symposium has been held annually for four years. As a platform, it aims for Eaton, other industry leaders, and sustainability experts to engage in-depth conversation about energy efficiency and environmental responsibilities in order to find solutions for sustainable urbanization. 
Eaton was also among the first multinational companies to issue a sustainability report in China in 2008. The report underscores the company’s sustainability commitment and achievement in China. In 2011, Eaton participated in the “Golden Bee CSR 2020 Initiative” sponsored by WTO Tribune, and was among the first to be honored as an “Energy Efficiency” benchmark enterprise.

During 2015, Eaton continued to be recognized for its sustainability leadership by a variety of respected organizations in China and globally. The most recent award was the 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, which was announced on April 21.  
Eaton began its operations in China in 1993 by launching its first manufacturing facility in Jining of Shandong Province. Since then it has significantly expanded its presence to include 29 manufacturing facilities and more than 18,000 employees. Eaton has set a sales target of $2 billion in China for 2015.
Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit