Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Emissions reductions on the path to Net Zero
In 2003, Whirlpool Corporation was the first appliance manufacturer to set an emissions reduction target, and we continue to make progress through ongoing investments. This progress was made possible through prioritization of energy retrofits, offsite and onsite renewable energy, and process improvements driven by the dedicated people and processes of our World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Environmental and Energy pillars. Over the last year, we have made significant progress toward our Net Zero target and are tracking ahead of schedule. We achieved a GHG emissions reduction of 45% in scopes 1 and 2 from 2016 to 2022 in our global plants and operations, and we plan to achieve greater reductions in emissions by continuing our strong focus on environmental and energy management and expansion of our renewable energy portfolio. When fully implemented, our on- and off-site renewables projects are expected to provide renewable energy to cover 100% of the electricity consumption by our U.S. sites. Our operations with the largest scope 2 emissions impact are located in the U.S., so this will provide a large reduction in our scope 2 emissions.
- Achieve a Net Zero emissions target in our global plants and operations by 2030. This commitment covers the direct (scope 1) and power-related (scope 2) emissions in our large manufacturing sites and distribution centers worldwide.
- Support the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Climate Challenge along with other companies, states, municipalities and other organizations in committing to a portfolio-wide goal to reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2030.