BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation has announced three microwaves that meet the newly published Sustainability Standard for Household Microwave Oven Appliances (AHAM 7007-2017) from the Association of Home Appliances Manufacturers (AHAM). This latest certification means consumers can now find Whirlpool microwave ovens – along with refrigeration and cooking appliances – that meet the AHAM Sustainability Standards.
This standard, developed collaboratively by AHAM, UL Environment (ULE), and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), requires microwaves meet lifecycle-based environmental performance criteria across five categories: materials, energy consumption during use, manufacturing and operations, product performance, and end-of-life.
"We are proud to add these appliances to the portfolio of Whirlpool Corporation products already certified by the AHAM Sustainability Standards," said Ron Voglewede, Whirlpool Corporation Global Sustainability Director. "This certification demonstrates Whirlpool Corporation's continued commitment to sustainability in our development of new, innovative appliances."
The Whirlpool brand microwaves that have received AHAM certification include:
Product(s): WMH53521H, WMH78019H, and WMHR32519FS
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. 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.
For nearly 50 years, AHAM has been the leading voice for the home appliance industry, promoting growth and innovation across the industry. Through its leadership in public policy, regulations, standards and research, AHAM helps manufacturers bring efficient, high-performing home appliances into the homes of consumers in the United States, Canada and around the world.
SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation