MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Canada received today the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Manufacturer of the Year award from Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN). The award recognizes achievements that advance market transformation related to energy efficiency, and Whirlpool's ongoing leadership in offering a broad range of highly efficient home appliances to Canada consumers.
Whirlpool believes in the importance that the ENERGY STAR program offers consumers, and has a long history in environmental stewardship including helping to draft the first ENERGY STAR appliance standards. ENERGY STAR continues to be an important part of Whirlpool's broad-based sustainability strategy; which includes efforts that reduced the company's absolute GHG emissions by 6.6% from 2003-2012.
"We are proud to receive this Manufacturer of the Year award, and proud of our long-term commitment to the ENERGY STAR program in Canada," said Gary Power, vice president and general manager, Whirlpool Canada. "We continue to focus on a product offering that gives consumers the energy and water savings they want alongside the most advanced innovations in the industry."
Whirlpool Canada has received an impressive eleven ENERGY STAR Recognition Awards, including eight as Manufacturer of the Year, one as Participant of the Year, and two for Sustained Excellence.
Whirlpool Canada markets 350 models of ENERGY STAR qualified washers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers – 80% of the company's overall offerings. In June Whirlpool introduced the first ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryer.
Whirlpool Canada offers innovative appliances under the JennAir, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag and Amana brands.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees and 59 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. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
About Whirlpool Canada
Whirlpool Canada LP, is one of the country's leading marketer and supplier of home appliances, delivering approximately $1 billion in revenue. The company has approximately 250 employees and operates nationwide with the head office located in Mississauga, Ontario. Whirlpool Canada has an impressive portfolio of high consumer-appeal brands that includes Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, and Inglis . For more than two decades, Whirlpool has led the way in making energy and water conservation a priority, and as a result, has driven innovation especially in High Efficiency Top Load Laundry units. In Canada, Whirlpool specifically offers some of the most water- and energy-efficient kitchen and laundry products that are on the market.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is administered by Natural Resources Canada under an Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. It is a voluntary market-based collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today ENERGY STAR offers consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.nrcan.gc.ca
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