BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation has once again been recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies. This marks the company's eighth consecutive appearance on this prestigious list, which features the most respected and reputable companies around the world as ranked by peers within their respective industries. Whirlpool Corporation was specifically recognized as the leader in the Home Equipment, Furnishings category, earning high remarks across scored attributes including people management and social responsibility.
"It's truly an honor to be recognized on FORTUNE Magazine's list once again," said Marc Bitzer, chief executive officer of Whirlpool Corporation. "For more than a century, Whirlpool Corporation has strived to improve consumers lives. This recognition is a testament to our people and principles and has proven Whirlpool Corporation to be an industry leader."
Since its creation more than a century ago, Whirlpool Corporation has continually endeavored toward ideals that align with these categories to ultimately benefit consumers and the company alike. In addition to this recognition from FORTUNE, Whirlpool Corporation has most recently been honored as a top-ranked company in the 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings, included on the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, and earned its 15th consecutive perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index. Whirlpool Corporation also continues to innovate and introduce new and compelling features in its products. Earlier this month, the company announced it will be the first appliance maker to activate Apple Watch functionality in its suite of connected products.
FORTUNE's annual list is based on a survey of corporate reputation that takes into account the observations and opinions of 3,900 industry executives. The survey consists of nine different categories: 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.
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.
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