Our Environmental Sustainability
Whirlpool Corporation has the right projects in place, such as investments in energy retrofits, onsite renewable energy and World Class Manufacturing, to achieve our goal to reach Net Zero emissions in our plants and operations worldwide (scopes 1 and 2) by 2030. When consumers use our products in their homes, those emissions are included in scope 3 category 11, and represent the largest climate impact opportunity within our company. From 2005 to 2016, we achieved a 53% reduction in these emissions and continue to progress towards our Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi) approved target of another 20% reduction by 2030 compared to 2016 levels.
To reduce emissions further, we’ll continue to make innovative products that are resource efficient, partner with our suppliers on more eco-efficient materials, collaborate with our trade customers in managing the end-of-life of our products, help our consumers use our appliances in the most efficient ways and continue to invest in renewable energy that helps improve the electrical grid. In 2022, we met our goal of achieving Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWtL) Gold or Platinum status across our large manufacturing sites globally, which was set in 2012.
“We are proud of our strong history of prioritizing sustainability in order to improve life at home. We continue to make progress across all aspects of environmental sustainability including achieving Zero Waste to Landfill status in our plants globally, remaining on track toward our goal of Net Zero emissions by 2030 and continuing to improve the water and energy efficiency of our products without compromising performance for our consumers.”
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Relations and Sustainability