Social Responsibility in Europe, Middle East & Africa

Improving our communities through collective impact

FOCUS AREAS

In EMEA, we focus our corporate giving primarily on the following three areas:

Food Access and Food Saving, ensuring access to nutritious food, promote food saving in households and raise awareness around the value of food.
Housing, providing families in need with adequate, safe and affordable housing
Youth employment, fostering youth employment with a focus on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills and mainly targeting NEET (not in employment, education, training)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

EMEA-CSR-2017-1Registered non profit organizations based in the EMEA region that non discriminate on the basis of race, religion or creed, national, ethnic or social origin, disability or handicap, age, gender or sexual orientation, marital status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law, namely:

  • Duly Registered or accredited independent nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or charities
  • Schools and Universities.

Our corporate funds are generally not available for the following:

  • Private pursuits
  • Fundraising activities (such as galas, benefits, dinners and sporting events)
  • Religious activities
  • Political parties or causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • Advocacy initiatives
  • Media or social media activities
  • Organizations that do not meet our values and ethical standards as laid down in Whirlpool Code of Ethics.

Review of each request is based on merit, relevance to corporate policies and available resources. When working with local organizations to support the focus giving areas, priority will be generally given to initiatives:

  • Taking place within the EMEA Region in countries where Whirlpool has a business and/or manufacturing presence
  • Targeting in particular families and young people (0-24 yrs. old)
  • Putting an emphasis on the use of new technology or on purposeful innovation
  • Driven by locally established organizations with endorsement from the local authorities.

FORMS OF SUPPORT

United Way

Whirlpool EMEA acknowledges the following main typologies of support in its initiatives:

Charitable giving
In-kind donations
Employees’ volunteerism

HOW TO APPLY

Eligible organizations are invited to complete the following form.