BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) has been named as one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies for the fifth consecutive year. The annual list ranks companies in a number of industry sectors including electronics, engineering, consumer food products and beverages. Whirlpool Corporation was ranked No. 1 in the home equipment, furnishing industry category.
The company's ranking included recognition for attributes including: innovation, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value and quality of products and services.
"Whirlpool is honored to once again be named to Fortune Magazine's annual list of the World's Most Admired Companies," said Jeff M. Fettig, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. "For over a century Whirlpool has had a commitment to growth by focusing on product innovations that matter to our consumers. Our talented employees around the world create exceptional products that continue to be at the forefront of the industry. We are proud to see our on-going social responsibility initiatives recognized and we are committed to continued success in 2015."
Whirlpool Corporation's inclusion on the list for the fifth consecutive year reiterates the company's history of conducting responsible business since its beginnings more than 100 years ago. In 2014, the company was recognized as a Top 100 Best Corporate Citizen by CR magazine and one of the world's Most Reputable Companies by Forbes magazine. Whirlpool has also received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index each year since its inception.
Fortune's rankings are published each year and reflect the observations and opinions of executives who rate their peers and competitors on nine different aspects. These aspects include innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, long-term investment, financial soundness, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness. Top ranked companies in other industry sectors include Boeing, Google, Nike, Coca-Cola, Apple, and Procter & Gamble. More information on the World's Most Admired Companies can be found at Fortune.com.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. Additional information about the company can be found at whirlpoolcorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
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