BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Whirlpool Company ( NYSE: WHR) as we speak issued an replace on progress in the direction of reaching Internet Zero targets the corporate first introduced in Might of 2021. As a part of this replace, Whirlpool Corp.—constructing on its lengthy historical past of improved environmental efficiency—is accelerating its dedication to sustainable operations by means of investments in renewable power, manufacturing plant retrofits, and on-going power, water, and waste discount tasks.

“Our imaginative and prescient at Whirlpool is to enhance life at residence. We all know fulfilling that imaginative and prescient requires us to suppose not simply when it comes to the 4 partitions round us and the communities through which we stay, however of the planet that sustains us,” mentioned Marc Bitzer, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corp. “Over the course of our historical past we now have persistently developed merchandise and applied sciences that ship on this imaginative and prescient.”

Demonstrating Motion*
In 2021, Whirlpool Corp.:

  • Drove a 27 p.c discount of greenhouse fuel (GHG) emissions globally for all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions in comparison with a 2016 baseline, accelerating the corporate’s progress to satisfy its Internet-Zero goal by 2030.
  • Achieved 14 p.c  Scope 3 Class 11 emissions discount, in step with its goal discount of 20 p.c by 2030, in comparison with 2016 ranges.
  • Issued its first Sustainability Bond, with the proceeds allotted to drive constructive environmental and social impacts.
  • Continued to develop modern applied sciences and merchandise that cut back its environmental influence.

Whirlpool Corp.’s method to fostering long-term, sustainably-resilient operations begins with modern design and know-how to enhance power and water effectivity, in addition to recyclability. Steady enhancements as a part of the World Class Manufacturing course of have been rolled out in crops and operations throughout the manufacturing course of and provide chain.

“Whirlpool takes a holistic, long-term method to environmental sustainability,” mentioned Ron Voglewede, director of sustainability. “It is not too far into the long run that we envisage manufacturing residence home equipment in crops which are one hundred pc renewable-powered with off-site and expanded on-site wind farms and photo voltaic panels, and an end-of-life product recycling program which straight feeds into our personal provide chain for brand spanking new merchandise.”

Whirlpool Corp. is among the largest onsite wind power customers amongst Fortune 500 firms within the U.S. Via increasing on-site renewables, further Digital Energy Buy Agreements (VPPAs), and inexperienced power procurement, the corporate targets a virtually one-third discount in its world carbon footprint in its operations.

The corporate is on monitor to realize its Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWtL) purpose for all manufacturing websites by the top of the 12 months. Presently, 90 p.c of its websites have achieved Gold or Platinum scores utilizing the UL ECVP 2799 Zero Waste to Landfill commonplace. The corporate has additionally just lately joined the U.S. Division of Power’s (DOE)  Higher Local weather Problem, focusing on a discount of greenhouse fuel emissions by 50 p.c inside 10 years and collaborating with the DOE and different organizations to chop carbon and save power. Over the previous 5 years, it has additionally achieved a 34 p.c discount in water consumption in its operations globally. 

Advancing a Sustainable Future Via Our Merchandise
Whirlpool Corp.’s common fridges use much less power than a 60 watt gentle bulb, its garments washers have 57 p.c extra capability than they did in 1992, they usually use 78 p.c much less power1—all with out compromising high quality and performance. General, Whirlpool Corp. has lowered by 60 p.c its product emissions since 2005, and continues to spend money on innovation to launch main merchandise that enhance efficiency, whereas reducing their general carbon footprint.

An initiative in Europe has led to the elimination of expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging from cooking merchandise and dishwashers offered to one in all its massive retail prospects. The corporate additionally considers the way it can use its scale and its presence in roughly 70 p.c of U.S. properties2, to drive sustainable behaviors—from educating customers about not needing to pre-rinse dishes earlier than inserting them within the dishwasher, to utilizing related equipment options to run their home equipment throughout the very best instances to decrease their prices and have the least influence on {the electrical} grid.

To be taught extra about Whirlpool Corp.’s progress, please view the just lately launched 2021 Sustainability Report.

1 AHAM Power Survey Report 2020.       
2 Primarily based on 2021 Whirlpool Company client survey amongst households having revenue of $30k or extra.

Whirlpool Company ( NYSE: WHR) is dedicated to being the very best world kitchen and laundry firm, in fixed pursuit of bettering life at residence. In an more and more digital world, the corporate is driving purposeful innovation to satisfy the evolving wants of customers by means of its iconic model portfolio, together with Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2021, the corporate reported roughly $22 billion in annual gross sales, 69,000 staff and 54 manufacturing and know-how analysis facilities. Extra details about the corporate may be discovered at WhirlpoolCorp.com.

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