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Green Offer: Sonepar partners with Eaton


We aim to promote our suppliers' best-in-class, most sustainable innovations, to bring further transparency to our product offer and help reduce our impact on the planet.

Sonepar's Green Offer enables our customers to make sustainable choices to master their carbon footprint, thanks to our sustainability rating.

Close collaboration with our suppliers is key, as they provide us with verified environmental data about their products, through Life Cycle Assessments which allow us to compare and rate each product.

Today, we're focusing on Eaton, a global intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. Eaton is guided by its commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, Eaton is accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges. For more than 100 years, Eaton teams have helped people work more safely, be more energy efficient and live more sustainably. 

You can find out more about Eaton’s approach to sustainability on their website here.

Positive Impact Framework (PIF)

At Eaton, working sustainably has long been part of the company approach to manufacturing electrical products. Developed in 2019, Eaton’s Positive Impact Framework (PIF) is a continuous improvement commitment that helps minimize the environmental impact of new product development, setting the engineering framework to move beyond statutory compliance requirements while ensuring higher efficiency, safety, and reliability of products and solutions supplied to customers.

The Positive Impact Framework is embedded into Eaton’s new product development methodology and specific goals have been set by senior management that every new product launched must have an improved sustainability performance compared to its predecessor or market average.

As a result, Eaton’s PIF received the 2022 Digital Engineering Award and was recognized as a Top Sustainability Initiative in the Champion category. As a result of the PIF adoption within Eaton, the average carbon footprint indexed within our Electrical Sector has been reduced over the last two years by almost 10% of CO2 emission equivalents.

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Eaton’s xPole PLSM or PLS6 Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs) are one of many examples of sustainable solutions available to customers on the Sonepar’s e-shop and in the company portfolio. To be prepared for the future, Eaton is not relying on a solution for the existing standards and situations, but on a sustainable and safe electrical installation for the coming decades.

The xPole PLSM or PLS6 are best in class MCBs, equipped with both a thermal and an electromagnetic release mainly for use in commercial or residential applications. Depending on the device it has 10 kA (PLSM), or 6 kA (PLS6) rated breaking capacity and is tested according to IEC/EN 60898-1. With some special features like a three position DIN-rail clip and a comprehensive range of accessories, installers get everything they need for a safe and quick installation.

Discover the product family here and access the product range catalogs: PLS6 range catalog and PLSM range catalog.

Sonepar and Eaton are working together to champion the innovation of sustainable solutions on the market.

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