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"We are proud to be recognized by one of the world's most comprehensive reviews of sustainable business practices for four consecutive years," said Jeff M. Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation's chairman and CEO. "Our ability to be included on this Index stems from the efforts of Whirlpool employees. I am proud of the people at Whirlpool who make our long-term commitment to social responsibility a reality."
Whirlpool Corporation has conducted business with integrity and given back to the communities in which it operates since its founding in 1911, long before sustainability became a focus of business and society. Nearly 40 years ago, the company established a corporate office for environmental control and in 2003, Whirlpool became the world's first appliance manufacturer to announce a global greenhouse gas reduction target.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM they provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios.
Companies are selected for the DJSI based on a thorough assessment of general and industry-specific sustainability criteria including corporate governance, environmental performance, labor practices, and community development. The analyses are verified by an external auditor. Further information on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes can be found at http://www.sustainability-indexes.com/ .
About Whirlpool Corporation
In addition to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Whirlpool is included in the FTSE4Good and KLD Global Sustainability Indexes, two more of the world's most comprehensive reviews of sustainable business practices. The company was recently named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere magazine, one of the "Top 50 Most Respected U.S. Companies" by the Reputation Institute, "Top 20 Companies for Leaders" by FORTUNE magazine, one of "25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity" by DiversityInc magazine Inc. received a score of 100% on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for the sixth consecutive year. Additionally, the company's Whirlpool brand also was named one of the 10 top greenest brands by U.S. consumers, according to a BrandWeek magazine survey.
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion, 73,000 employees, and 72 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/ .
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