we incorporate sustainability programs into our products and processes while nurturing the communities where we operate, delivering value to our consumers and reducing our environmental impact.

Building on our commitment to establish a dedicated global sustainability team, Whirlpool Corporation is proud to continue raising the bar. In 2015, we established two new global goals and reaffirmed one in order to drive improvements in our environmental performance:

90% Full Material Transparency.
Achieve 90 percent full material transparency on all new products by 2020.

15% Reduction of Energy and Water Use in Manufacturing.
Reduce energy and water intensity from manufacturing by 15 percent from 2014 levels by 2020.

Zero Reaffirm our goal of zero landfill waste from manufacturing by 2022.

We are focused on continuous improvement throughout our operations, products and services. At our manufacturing facilities, we have worked to reduce water and energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and raw material waste. We have also designed and produced a number of new water and energy-efficient products.

Our commitment to improve lives and make a positive impact while we work to reduce our environmental footprint are important to us. We will continue to increase our use of renewable energy and lower-impact materials. This will directly impact the communities in which we operate and benefit our consumers, no matter where they are around the globe. We are committed to bringing products into consumers’ homes that exceed expectations while significantly improving our own environmental performance to create positive, meaningful change.

Our EMEA region continues to raise the bar on efficient energy and water consumption, while maintaining performance. We launched the new 6th Sense Supreme Care washing machine that delivers A+++ energy performance and 12kg capacity. Additionally, we launched the A+++ 6th Sense PowerDry dishwasher that uses only nine liters of water.

Whirlpool Corporation has a Commitment to Sustainability.

At both of our refrigerator manufacturing plants in India, we switched to a hydrocarbon insulating blowing agent and a refrigerant that are both non-ozone depleting and have low global-warming potential. We also began installing solar collection systems at both plants, which are expected to offset 1,250 kilowatts when complete. Also, all three of our facilities in India — Faridabad, Pune and Pondicherry — have installed compost units for food waste and expect to compost 27 tons, which will be used to fertilize landscaping at the plants.

In December, our three plants in Brazil reached their goal of zero waste to landfill, meaning all waste generated in their manufacturing processes is recycled, incinerated or used for energy cogeneration. Our Latin America Region (LAR) facilities have implemented rainwater and greywater capturing systems to reduce their overall water consumption.

Fourteen of our U.S.-based facilities are certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Our Cleveland, Tennessee plant received an award from the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association for outstanding performance in the pre-treatment of industrial wastewater. The Cleveland plant’s sustainable design also earned gold LEED certification.

In North America, we introduced a new configuration of the Whirlpool HybridCare heat pump dryer designed to fit seamlessly into more compact spaces while still handling family-sized loads. The new dryer processes, dries and recycles the air in the drum, eliminating the need for a traditional output air vent. Using less energy with the Eco Dry setting, the dryer recycles energy and helps conserve precious resources.

We broke ground on a wind farm near our Findlay, Ohio dishwasher plant. Through clean, renewable energy, the turbines are expected to offset more than 20 percent of our on-site electricity consumption producing zero greenhouse gas emissions.