BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities as part of the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI), the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool allowing America's leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices.
For the third year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation joined a small league of companies with a 100 percent score on the DEI for outstanding commitment and leading disability inclusion practices.
"We've always taken great pride in creating an inclusive environment where all employees are empowered to succeed personally and professionally every day," said Carey Martin, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and employee resource group AVID (Awareness of Visible and Invisible Disabilities) executive sponsor, Whirlpool Corporation. "Being recognized as a best place to work for people with disabilities for the third year in a row is a great honor. It confirms that all Whirlpool employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential."
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It serves as the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool allowing America's leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. This evolving index objectively scores each corporation on a scale from 0 to 100—100 representing the most inclusive.
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.
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