BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation has been named as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine for the sixth consecutive year. The company was ranked No. 1 in the Home Equipment, Furnishings industry and was recognized for attributes including: innovation, financial soundness, global competitiveness and quality of products and services.
"It is an honor to be recognized as one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies for another year," said Jeff Fettig, Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. "For more than one hundred years, Whirlpool Corporation has been committed to delivering strong performance, providing an outstanding portfolio of brands and creating better, more innovative products. We will continue that commitment in 2016."
The annual list ranks companies in a number of industry sectors including electronics, engineering, consumer food products and beverages.
Fortune's World's Most Admired rankings is an annual list which reflects observations and opinions of executives who rate their peers and competitors in nine different categories including 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 Amazon, Apple, Procter & Gamble, BMW and 3M. 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 $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
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