BENTON HARBOR, MI — Whirlpool Corp., the Benton Harbor, MI-based appliance giant, has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s “enduring commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, corporate governance initiatives, and progress in meeting its sustainability, inclusion and diversity goals,” the company announced.
“Whirlpool Corp. has established a series of goals and commitments that shape our approach to environmental stewardship, employee and community support and product sustainability,” said Marc Bitzer, chairman and CEO of the publicly traded Whirlpool Corp., whose portfolio includes Whirlpool, JennAir, KitchenAid, Maytag and other appliance brands.
Among the highlights of its latest Sustainability Report were the following:
- Whirlpool Corp. reached its commitment to be “Zero Waste to Landfill” Gold or Platinum status at 29 manufacturing sites worldwide.
- The company activated two virtual power purchasing agreements that are expected to yield renewable energy to match 100% of Whirlpool Corp.’s electricity consumption by its U.S. manufacturing plants.
- The company further enhanced efforts to “thoughtfully design and deliver products for consumers that make the best use of materials, have a sustainable operating life, and that can be responsibly managed at the end of life.”
- As part of its ongoing commitment made in the company’s 2020 “Pledge for Racial Equality and Fairness,” Whirlpool Corp. engaged more than 1,300 U.S.-based employees with Unconscious Bias and Empathy training.
- Through its “BuildBetter with Whirlpool” program, the company committed to work with Habitat for Humanity to build at least 250 climate-resilient and energy-efficient homes by 2024.