Eaton Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Power management company Eaton announced that it received a perfect
score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a
national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and
practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human
Rights Campaign Foundation.

“At Eaton, fostering an inclusive workplace in which employees can fully
contribute their unique skills and capabilities is imperative to helping
them achieve their highest potential and in turn helping our business to
succeed,” said Cathy Medeiros, Eaton’s vice president for global
inclusion and diversity. “We are extremely proud of our score of 100 on
the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, which we consider a great mark of
our progress.”

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with
the LGBT community. Eaton’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses
responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional
leadership,” said Deena Fidas, workplace equality program director for
the HRC Foundation. “Eaton not only meets these standards, it goes above
and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental
aspect of its corporate values.”

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit

Eaton has received widespread recognition for responsible business
practices and fostering a thriving workplace for employees. Recent
honors include:

  • One of Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate
    Citizens, 2007 – 2015
  • Recognized by business publication Exame Magazine for inclusion and
    diversity initiatives in Brazil.
  • The Zinnov Award 2015 for Gender Diversity at the Workplace in India.
  • Best in Class for Board Diversity by The Commission on Economic
    Inclusion, a Program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

About the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental
fairness and equality for all.

About Eaton

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 99,000
employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
For more information, visit


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