Since our inception, Whirlpool Corporation has been committed to maintaining strong, lasting connections in the communities in which we do business.
Most of our operations are located in small towns, and we embrace our responsibility to support these communities. We utilize a global collective impact model that centers around improving life at home. Accordingly, our giving priorities focus on the areas of house and home as important levers to create thriving communities.
HOUSE. Our House initiatives focus on ensuring everyone can have a place to live that is comfortable and nurturing; a place where families can make healthy choices to build their best life.
HOME. Our Home initiatives focus on developing resilient, vibrant communities through education and community development. We help improve life at home in our communities with the added benefit that our employees have a great place to live.
In addition to supporting our ongoing commitments to multiple causes, we deployed teams of employees to focus on supporting the immediate community needs as a result of COVID-19. Our company and employees were eager to help in every way possible, from building health care facilities, contributing to COVID-19 research and procuring medical supplies to providing appliances for shelters, health care facilities and other organizations that care for the elderly and disadvantaged.
While COVID-19 meant we had to pivot from face-to-face activities to virtual programs, we stayed true to our local engagement efforts to ensure every Whirlpool Corporation site across the globe participated through our annual United Way campaign in the U.S. and other volunteer opportunities globally. Many of our employees also serve on local nonprofit boards and volunteer on committees that helped address Covid-19 issues in their communities.