BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Whirlpool Company (NYSE: WHR) immediately issued an replace on progress in direction of reaching Internet Zero targets the corporate first introduced in Could 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 via investments in renewable vitality, manufacturing plant retrofits, and on-going vitality, water, and waste discount initiatives.

“Our imaginative and prescient at Whirlpool is to enhance life at house. We all know fulfilling that imaginative and prescient requires us to suppose not simply by way of the 4 partitions round us and the communities during which we dwell, however of the planet that sustains us,” stated Marc Bitzer, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corp. “Over the course of our historical past we’ve got constantly 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 fulfill its Internet-Zero goal by 2030.
  • Achieved 14 p.c  Scope 3 Class 11 emissions discount, in keeping 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 revolutionary applied sciences and merchandise that cut back its environmental affect.

Whirlpool Corp.’s method to fostering long-term, sustainably-resilient operations begins with revolutionary design and expertise to enhance vitality 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,” stated Ron Voglewede, director of sustainability. “It is not too far into the longer term that we envisage manufacturing house home equipment in crops which might be 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 immediately feeds into our personal provide chain for brand new merchandise.”

Whirlpool Corp. is without doubt one of the largest onsite wind vitality shoppers amongst Fortune 500 firms within the U.S. By increasing on-site renewables, further Digital Energy Buy Agreements (VPPAs), and inexperienced vitality procurement, the corporate targets a virtually one-third discount in its international carbon footprint in its operations.

The corporate is on observe to realize its Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWtL) purpose for all manufacturing websites by the tip of the yr. Presently, 90 p.c of its websites have achieved Gold or Platinum scores utilizing the UL ECVP 2799 Zero Waste to Landfill customary. The corporate has additionally 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 vitality. 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 By Our Merchandise
Whirlpool Corp.’s common fridges use much less vitality than a 60 watt mild bulb, its garments washers have 57 p.c extra capability than they did in 1992, they usually use 78 p.c much less vitality1—all with out compromising high quality and performance. General, Whirlpool Corp. has decreased by 60 p.c its product emissions since 2005, and continues to put money into innovation to launch main merchandise that enhance efficiency, whereas reducing their total carbon footprint.

An initiative in Europe has led to the elimination of expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging from cooking merchandise and dishwashers bought to one among 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 shoppers about not needing to pre-rinse dishes earlier than putting them within the dishwasher, to utilizing related equipment options to run their home equipment throughout one of the best occasions to decrease their prices and have the least affect on {the electrical} grid.

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

1 AHAM Power Survey Report 2020.       
2 Based mostly on 2021 Whirlpool Company client survey amongst households having earnings of $30k or extra.

Whirlpool Company (NYSE: WHR) is dedicated to being one of the best international kitchen and laundry firm, in fixed pursuit of enhancing life at house. In an more and more digital world, the corporate is driving purposeful innovation to fulfill the evolving wants of shoppers via 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 expertise analysis facilities. Further details about the corporate will be discovered at WhirlpoolCorp.com.

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