Whirlpool Corporation Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies

Feb 17, 2017 2:30 PM ET

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., February 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Fortune Magazine named Whirlpool Corporation one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year, recognizing the company’s excellent reputation among corporate stakeholders.

“We’re extremely proud of being recognized again on this prestigious list,” said Jeff Fettig, Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. “For more than 105 years, we’ve been working to maintain the trust and confidence of our consumers and investors alike through product innovation and social responsibility.”

Fortune’s annual list is based on observations and opinions of executives who rate their peers and competitors in nine different categories including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, long-term investment, financial soundness, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

Whirlpool Corporation’s appearance on this list of the World’s Most Admired Companies is the latest of a series of accolades. In December 2016, Forbes Magazine named Whirlpool Corporation on its Just 100 List, which recognizes America’s best corporate citizens. Whirlpool Corporation has also received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's U.S. Corporate Equality Index for the past 13 years.

About Whirlpool Corporation  

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.