Environmental Sustainability

Embracing our role

2017 ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE SCORECARD

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ENERGY & WATER INTENSITY GOALS MET 3 YEARS EARLY

ACHIEVED ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

IN SEVERAL OF OUR PLANTS IN LATIN AMERICA, EUROPE & INDIA

%

OF OUR WASTE GOES TO RECYCLING

%

OF OUR WASTE GOES TO LANDFILL

%

OF OUR WASTE GOES TO INCINERATION

2017 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE SCORECARD

$21.3B

REVENUE, AN INCREASE OF 2.9% WITHOUT CURRENCY

$13.74

ONGOING BUSINESS
EARNINGS PER SHARE

$707M

FREE CASH FLOW GENERATION, AN INCREASE OF 12.2%*

Whirlpool Corporation has been committed to sustainability for almost 50 years. Driving product efficiency, eliminating high-impact greenhouse gases, and improving efficiency throughout operations and our supply chain is not only good for the environment, it’s good for business too. We accept our responsibility to develop high-performance appliances that conserve the earth’s resources and help homeowners do the same. We continually monitor the environmental effects of our business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving our manufacturing and distribution processes, and using materials that minimize the impact on the planet. We are committed to maintaining strong connections in our communities, and work with multiple organizations who address human needs holistically, to create better communities and utilize our funding for maximum impact.

Whirlpool Corporation is driving a sustainability agenda that includes stakeholder engagement, executive accountability, sustainable investments and science-based targets to focus on actions that drive absolute and positive environmental and social impact. And, as we have grown globally, we have taken advantage of efficiencies in other regions to design and build the most efficient products around the globe. We’re proud to deliver significant positive impact, prioritizing our responsibility to people, the planet and our shareholders.

AWARDS

GLOBAL

  • FORTUNE Magazine – World’s Most Admired
  • Reputation Institute – Most Reputable
  • Forbes Magazine – Best Corporate Citizens

U.S.

  • Newsweek – Green Rankings
  • U.S. EPA 2017 SmartWay – Excellence Award
  • 2017 DiversityInc – Noteworthy Company
  • Clarabridge – Most Innovative Customer Experience Champion

BRAZIL

  • Exame Magazine – Most sustainable Company in the Electro electronic sector
  • One of the 30 Best Workplaces for Women by GPTW
  • Sustentar Innovation Ranking – First place in the Sustainable Initiative category, for Zero Waste to Landfill
  • Expressão de Ecologia Award
  • Fritz Müller Award

ARGENTINA

  • Reader’s Digest – Most trusted brand
  • Blue Eikon Award

EMEA

  • Biblioteca Bilancio Sociale Award – Commitment towards CR/Sustainability strategy, reporting and communications
  • Whirlpool Corporation Certified Top Employer in Italy

INDIA

  • Whirlpool PRO Plant – Government of Maharashtra Excellence in Energy Conservation and Management Award

ReNEWW House

The ReNEWW House (Retrofit Net-Zero Energy Water Waste) is a 1920s three-bedroom home on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in the United States. The home was extensively retrofitted and refurbished to be as energy and water efficient as possible. Whirlpool Corporation operates it as a live-in research lab and sustainable living showcase. During the school year, Whirlpool Corporation engineers obtaining their Master’s degrees at Purdue University reside in the house and perform research on innovative projects related to sustainability.