Awards and Recognition
Pursuing excellence in all we do
We’ve learned that hard work, pursuing excellence in all we do and building on 100 years of ideas paves the way for success. Recognition validates that we can be proud of our history without being confined to it. Our internal culture energizes business and supports the entrepreneurial spirit while
remaining focused on doing business with integrity and character.
We’re always humbled when leading publications and organizations notice the efforts we take to simplify the lives of consumers and the communities in which we have a presence. Although they aren’t listed below, providing moments that matter across the world and being a trusted household name will always remain our most rewarding achievements.
Below is a partial list of the awards and honors we have received.
PRODUCT & BRAND LEADERSHIP AWARDS
2013 red dot Product Design Award for the Bauknecht BlackLine set of appliances in Europe
The Bauknecht brand was named Most Innovative Brand of the Year in the major appliances category at the 2013 Plus X Awards, offering products like the impressive LUMiQ refrigerator.
For the third year in Argentina, Whirlpool brand was named the Most Trusted Brand in refrigerators by Selecciones magazine’s annual Trusted Brands Survey.
2013 Harvard Business Review/McKinsey MPrize Innovating Innovation Challenge Winner
2012 Silver Edison Best New Product Award – Whirlpool Ace
Newsweek’s Green Rankings – Ranked No. 299 overall and No. 6 in Consumer Products in 2012 and recognized since list’s inception in 2009. The 2013 list will be release in October.
PEOPLE EXCELLENCE AWARDS
DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity – Whirlpool ranked No. 49 on the 2011 list, announced March 3, 2011.
Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies – Fourth consecutive distinction for Home Equipment/Furnishings.
2014 Top Company for Leaders – Ninth in North America and thirteenth globally from Aon Hewitt.
Outie Awards finalist for Workplace Excellence in 2014.
2013 Straight for Equality Workplace Excellence Award from PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays).
100% on HRC (Human Rights Campaign) rankings every year since inception of the award.
Ranks Fortune 1000 companies on best places to work for LGBT employees.
Great Place to Work – Época Negócios magazine (Brazil).
Best Companies to Work For – Recognized by Você S/A magazine and the Institute of Administration (Brazil).
OPERATING EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Forbes and Reputation Institute Top 25 Most Reputable U.S. Companies – From 2008 to 2014.
FTSE4Good Index Series – Recognized since 2001
Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index – Ranked in the index since its inception in 2005.
Melhores e Maiores/Biggest and Best Company in Electronics by Exame magazine (Brazil)
10 Most Innovative Organizations by Best Innovator ranking, A.T. Kearney together with Época Negócios magazine (Brazil)
Melhores da IstoÉ Dinheiro/Best of IstoÉ Dinheiro – Sixth straight win in electronics category from IstoÉ Dinheiro magazine (Brazil)
20 Most Sustainable Companies – Third recognition by Exame magazine (Brazil)
25 Most Admired Companies – Recognized by human resources professionals in Gestão RH magazine (Brazil)