Whirlpool Corporation & Sustainability

At Whirlpool Corporation, we have a history of advances in sustainability founded on a simple principle: "Do the right things, the right ways. Always." In 1970, we became the first home appliance manufacturer to open an office of environmental control and we've been leading the industry in sustainable initiatives ever since. On average, the refrigerators, washers, dishwashers and freezers we make today are more energy efficient than the ones we made five years ago and 10 years ago. We’re proud to accept the responsibility that comes with being industry leaders in sustainability. Whether it’s in the development, use and recycling of our products, or the commitment we make to our communities, we’ll continue to do the right things for our customers, partners and the world.

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Sustainable Development Goals

What 50 Years of Responsibility Looks Like: Q&A With Whirlpool’s Sustainability Head
2019 is the 50th anniversary of its Whirlpool Corp's sustainability commitment. As far back as 1969, the CEO talked about how programs to reduce Whirlpool’s impact on the environment had proven to be a smart investment in the company’s future.

Research, Reports & Publications

Whirlpool Announces Emissions Reduction of 7% and Water Consumption Reduction of 10% From 2017-2018
Whirlpool Corp. recently released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s progress in 2018. Among the milestones mentioned, the company announced it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 7% from 2017 to 2018 in Whirlpool plants.

Green Infrastructure

Whirlpool Corporation Highlights Significantly Reduced Emissions, Improved Product Efficiency in 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report
Today, Whirlpool Corporation released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s progress and accomplishments in the 2018 operational year, with particularly strong results in its efforts to reduce the amount of natural resources required in manufacturing its appliances.

Sustainable Development Goals

Report: Michigan Adds 4,800 Clean Energy Jobs in 2018; 9% Growth Projected
Michigan has the most clean energy jobs in the Midwest, topping Illinois by nearly 3,000, and it is ranked fifth in the nation for number of clean energy jobs. Whirlpool Corp. is one of the largest clean energy job employers.

Sustainable Development Goals

This Old House Teaches U.P. Residents, and an Appliance Manufacturer, New Tricks
The five tenants living in Michigan Tech’s Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) recently welcomed 30 additional residents and $13,000 in Whirlpool appliances.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

A Small Step That Matters — Whirlpool EMEA Supports the Fight Against Plastic Pollution in Seas
At Whirlpool, we strongly believe that even the smallest steps towards a more sustainable world can make a difference and that is why we decided to promote the #PlasticLess initiative in partnership with LifeGate.

Green Infrastructure

Whirlpool Corporation Receives Fourth Consecutive EPA SmartWay Award
Whirlpool Corporation's Integrated Supply Chain organization was named a recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Excellence Award for a fourth consecutive year. This honor is the EPA's highest recognition for demonstrated leadership in freight supply-chain energy and environmental performance, recognizing a select group of the EPA's more than 3,700 top freight supply-chain partners.


Whirlpool EMEA Joins #PlasticLess in the Ocean Pollution Emergency
Whirlpool EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) announced during a presentation today that it is joining #PlasticLess, an ambitious project to reduce marine plastic pollution promoted by LifeGate, the main platform in Italy on sustainability issues.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Hotpoint Launches ‘Fresh Thinking for Forgotten Food’ Campaign With Jamie Oliver
This summer, Hotpoint is launching the Fresh Thinking for Forgotten Food campaign alongside Jamie Oliver, encouraging consumers to think differently about their leftovers and reduce their food waste. Hotpoint’s research has revealed that despite being concerned about reducing food waste, every UK household is throwing away £271.44 of edible food every year, with a quarter of Brits admitting they waste food simply because they forget what they have in their fridge.


Is Your Fridge Ready? Get Ready to Chill This Summer!
s your refrigerator ready for the busy summer season? Here are some simple tips to get your refrigerator in top shape for the summer months while saving food and energy costs.
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