BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), the world's leading home appliance manufacturer, today was awarded the 2012 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes the company's leadership in providing consumers with energy- and water-efficient products through its leading home appliance brands. This is the company's 13th top ENERGY STAR award and seventh consecutive Sustained Excellence win. Whirlpool has been honored with 24 ENERGY STAR awards overall, more than any other appliance manufacturer.
In honoring Whirlpool Corporation, the EPA cited several key accomplishments, including:
"We believe in, and support, the ENERGY STAR program because of the value it offers consumers," said Warwick Stirling, senior global director, Energy and Sustainability, Whirlpool Corporation. "We have a long-term commitment to delivering resource efficient solutions that improve the everyday lives of our consumers, and we will continue to do our part in upholding the integrity of the ENERGY STAR program."
Whirlpool Corporation offers some of the most water- and energy-efficient kitchen and laundry products available, with innovative features that fit consumers' lifestyles, including:
Founded on November 11, 1911, Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets more than 470 ENERGY STAR® qualified major appliances for the U.S. and Canadian markets, more than any other appliance manufacturer. Of the products that the company makes, more than 80 percent of Whirlpool Corporation products sold in the United States are produced in the United States. The company also has donated more than 140,000 ranges and ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators to Habitat for Humanity homes since 1999.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011, 68,000 employees, and 66 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.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation