Whirlpool Corporation Sets New Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets

2017 Sustainability Report Now Available Online
Jun 25, 2018 7:35 PM ET

After achieving its energy and water intensity goals three years early, Whirlpool Corporation has set significant new Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) goals. The new science-based targets will exceed the original U.S. commitments to the Paris Climate Accord, pledging to reduce 30 percent GHG in operations and products in use by 2025, using a 2005 baseline. The goals are outlined in the 2017 Sustainability Report, which was released this week.

“Whirlpool is continuing its 48-year commitment to sustainability to improve the health, safety and efficiency of our business,” said Ron Voglewede, global director of sustainability. “We’re also setting targets to reduce our carbon footprint through long-term investments, not by purchasing carbon offsets,” he explained. “We believe that building renewable energy, where we can, will maximize our ability to directly use and invest in renewable energy.”

Driving product efficiency, eliminating high-impact greenhouse gases, and improving efficiency throughout operations and the supply chain is not only good for the environment, it’s good for business too. This is why Whirlpool Corporation is one of the largest Fortune 500 consumers of on-site wind energy in the United States. It is also why they’re investing in a more direct path to lower emissions through onsite investments that are “behind the meter.”

For more information about the work Whirlpool Corporation is doing in sustainability, please see the 2017 Sustainability Report.