BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Whirlpool Corporation released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the company's progress and accomplishments in the 2018 operational year, with particularly strong results in its efforts to reduce the amount of natural resources required in manufacturing its appliances. Whirlpool Corporation's sustainability agenda encompasses stakeholder engagement, executive accountability and science-based methodology to focus on actions that drive absolute and positive environmental and social impact.
"In 2018, we continued to reduce the amount of water and energy used by our products, accelerated our progress toward the goal of zero waste to landfill across the enterprise, and maintained strong connections in our communities through social responsibility and volunteerism," said Marc Bitzer, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Whirlpool Corporation. "2019 marks nearly 50 years of Whirlpool Corporation's commitment to sustainability, and we're proud that our experience and results prove that sound corporate citizenship and environmental performance are good business."
Milestones and progress outlined in the 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report Summary include:
"At Whirlpool Corporation, we think of sustainability as an investment and responsibility to all our stakeholders, from consumers, to employees, to the planet," said Ron Voglewede, Whirlpool's director of global sustainability. "Our employees take that responsibility seriously and played an enormous role in creating more sustainable products and facilities in 2018."
For more information on Whirlpool Corporation's public sustainability commitments, priorities and progress, visit: http://assets.whirlpoolcorp.com/files/Whirlpool-Corporation-2018-Sustainability-Report.pdf
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2018. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, 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.
Whirlpool Corporation Additional Information
Certain statements in this press release relating to environmental commitment fulfillment expectations constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws. These statements reflect management's current expectations regarding future events and speak only as of the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not, or the times at or by which, events will occur. Actual performance may differ materially from that expressed or implied in such statements. Reference should also be made to the factors discussed under "Risk Factors" in Whirlpool Corporation's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what are believed to be reasonable assumptions, investors cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and the differences may be material. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and, except as expressly required by applicable law, Whirlpool Corporation assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.
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