BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company's environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments and continued progress in reducing the use of natural resources in its manufacturing processes and across its operations. The company's robust sustainability plan includes its commitment to global targets, reducing plant waste, record on-site renewable energy usage and a vigilant governance and management system dedicated to overseeing and implementing the company's sustainability agenda.
"Whirlpool has a long, proud history of environmental sustainability and a strong track record of action and success. In 2019, we raised the bar on our environmental commitments, and accelerated the progress of our short- and long-term goals that meet or exceed the Paris Accord," said Marc Bitzer, Chairman, and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. "As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and communities remain our priority. We strongly believe that our sustainability efforts are as important now as ever. These efforts are guided by a clear mission to earn trust and create demand while in constant pursuit of improving life at home. It's a commitment that is brought to life by our 77,000 employees worldwide."
A summary of achievements and continued progress outlined in the 2019 Whirlpool Corporation Sustainability Report include:
"Whirlpool Corporation's operational excellence in manufacturing has allowed us to accelerate our journey, recommit to more aggressive goals and hold ourselves accountable to the commitments we make to the environment, to our employees, and our stakeholders. Among last year's accomplishments, we established a global dedicated team that drives our responsible sourcing program, achieved a record of reduction in emissions, energy, and water at our plants, and set a record at on-site renewable usage. We all see this as one goal - to make the world a better place," said Ron Voglewede, Whirlpool Corporation's director of global sustainability.
To learn more about Whirlpool Corporation's 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report and sustainability commitments, please visit this link.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the leading major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. 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.
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