2018 Corporate Sustainability Report
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How Whirlpool aligns with the UNSDGs

At Whirlpool, we are actively working toward achieving six of the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, which will ensure a better and sustainable future for all. The global goals give us a framework for operating transparently; creating a culture of and respect and dignity; and harnessing innovation to build efficient products that respect our planetary boundaries. The goals that drive us are those most material to our operations as a manufacturer and full details on our progress can be found in the table below.

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

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By leveraging philanthropy, volunteerism, in-kind donations and ongoing partnerships with respected nonprofits, Whirlpool and its employees are committed to improving the communities we call home. There are pressing social and environmental challenges in every community where Whirlpool has a presence – and we possess the scale and capacity to make a difference.

Community Relations

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is straightforward: we value all people, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical ability, or any other visible or invisible diversity. We have committed to increase Whirlpool Corporation’s female representation in executive and senior level positions

Diversity and Inclusion

Community Relations

Engaging our talented workforce in rewarding work, protecting their health and safety and investing in their success are fundamental priorities at Whirlpool.

Environment, Health and Safety

Global Supply Chain

We are harnessing innovation to create products that operate
more efficiently, while minimizing or eliminiating the use of harmful substances to make them. Smart features will further allow consumers to reduce resource demand while increasing performance.

Sustainable Products

Manufacturing is inherently energy and emissions-intensive. We have set ambitious science-based targets and are serious about pursuing opportunities to reduce emissions by implementing new practices and better technologies.


Sustainable Plants

Sustainable Products

Our recently updated Integrity Manual encapuslates the Whirlpool Code of Ethics. It provides a foundation for our Global Compliance Program going forward and will promote ethical decision-making at all levels of Whirlpool. We are committed to creating a transparent supply chain free of human rights violations including forced labor and child labor.

Sustainability Priorities

Global Supply Chain