Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that it has again been named to the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. Ethisphere revealed the list of companies at a joint conference with Forbes Magazine, “Driving Profit through Ethical Leadership.” The list of World’s Most Ethical Companies also will be featured in the second-quarter issue of Ethisphere Magazine.


Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that it has again been named to the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. Ethisphere revealed the list of companies at a joint conference with Forbes Magazine, “Driving Profit through Ethical Leadership.” The list of World’s Most Ethical Companies also will be featured in the second-quarter issue of Ethisphere Magazine.
“We are proud to be recognized by Ethisphere for the second year for our commitment to ethical awareness and practices,” said Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer. “Eaton is a values-based organization dedicated to doing business right. Ethical values are fundamental to Eaton and distinguish us as a company.”
Cutler said, “I wish to recognize our employees around the world for their commitment to our customers, communities and company.”
Eaton has enjoyed a strong presence in Shawnee with its hydraulics facility on North Harrison. “Our 385 employees in Shawnee are an important part of our overall global footprint, and they help us serve key hydraulics customers like Caterpillar, John Deere, Case New Holland and International Harvester,” Kelly Blazek, manager of Communications, wrote in a press release. Ward Rehkopf is local plant manager.
Researchers and analysts reviewed several thousand companies to select the more than 100 finalists. The research and selection process included reviewing codes of ethics; litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at companies’ activities to improve corporate citizenship; studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and working with consumer action groups for feedback and rating.
“Eaton is among the companies honored this year because they have developed impressive and meaningful ethical business practices, making them true standouts within their industries,” said Alexander Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute. “They go well beyond legal minimums, opting instead to bring about innovative ideas that contribute to the public well-being.”