Employee photos without masks taken before COVID-19 pandemic
Whirlpool Corporation has a history of prioritizing issues such as gender and racial equality among our employees. For the past 18 years, we have achieved a perfect 100 score on the Corporate Equality Index, marking nearly two decades of commitment to inclusion in the workplace.
This broad organizational commitment was again demonstrated in 2020 with extensive participation in our second annual Global Inclusion Week. Additionally, our employee resource groups continue to raise awareness for an inclusive culture, giving voice to eight under-represented groups in North America; two in our EMEA region; four in the Latin America region; and one in Asia.
We have a long tradition of measuring employee engagement through our annual employee engagement survey. In 2020, we migrated to a new survey platform in order to gather employee feedback more often, and utilized the platform for a global well-being pulse survey strategy in response to COVID-19. We are committed to continued pulse surveys with coverage of broader engagement and well-being topics.
Key Initiatives to Advance INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
- Chairman and CEO Marc Bitzer is a founding member of OneTen, a coalition of leading executives with the mission to train, hire and advance one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement.
- In 2020, we announced a multi-year action plan in the U.S. to drive sustainable, positive impact for all current and future Black colleagues and the local community—which will ultimately help all underrepresented groups within the company.