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2021 Annual Report

Social and
Governance (ESG) Scorecard

Additional information about ESG can be found in our Sustainability Report at


Our drive to create a sustainable planet through lower emissions in our plants and products

GHG Emissions in Plants(f)

Bar chart showing our GHG emissions in plants for 2016 and 2021

(metric tons of CO2eq in

Net Zero
emissions target in our plants and operations by 2030

GHG Emissions In Products

Bar chart showing our GHG emissions in plants for 2016 and 2021

(metric tons of CO2eq
in millions)

emissions reduction in our products by 2030

Zero Waste

of sites achieved Zero Waste to Landfill Gold or Platinum in 2021


Our pursuit to improve life for employees and communities

Workplace Safety

work-related fatalities in 2021

Infographic showing our We Care policies

Global Female Representation (i)

2020 2021
Director & Above 26% 29%
Total White Collar 47% 40%
Total Blue Collar 38% 39%

Local Communities

In the past 22 years, Whirlpool
has donated more than
$130 million
to Habitat for Humanity®
and supports programs in

Governance and Ethics

Our steadfast commitment to sound corporate governance and ethics

Our Virtual Global
Integrity Week

Included 12,000 attendees, 49 training events, 79 Global Leadership videos and 100% Executive Committee member participation.

Enhanced Transparency

Applied robust frameworks to guide our Sustainability Report disclosure including GRI, SASB and TCFD.


Global supplier audits conducted on 4 continents, 27 countries, 341 factories in 2021.
Fully deployed Global Material Compliance Portal capability, sending more than 43,000 material compliance requests to over 1,300 suppliers across the globe.
Obtained 100% of signatures from our existing direct and finished product sourcing suppliers for our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Board Diversity
(Independent Directors)

Gender Diversity

Bar chart showing our board gender diversity

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

Bar chart showing our board racial/ethnic diversity


  • (f)Emissions data includes divested entities for the period in which they were owned by Whirlpool during the year.
  • (g)The 2016 target base year was selected in accordance with the SBTi Criteria and Recommendations.
  • (i)2020 includes the employee population of Whirlpool China Co. Ltd. which the Company divested majority ownership of in 2021. Excluding Whirlpool China, the 2020 gender diversity values were 26% director and above, 39% white collar, and 37% blue collar, indicating an increase in gender diversity across all three segments from 2020 to 2021.

GHG Emissions in Plants(f)

GHG Emissions In Products

We Care
Environment - Health - Safety - Sustainability

Gender Diversity

Racial/Ethnic Diversity