Inclusion & Diversity
Every day, with every effort, we strive to welcome, hear, respect, and value everyone.
Inclusion and Diversity have been pillars of our global enduring values for a long time. While our racial equality pledge has a U.S. focus, it is rooted in our global values and many of the actions are mirrored in other parts of the world. The commitment is crystal clear: we will have a zero tolerance policy for racial marginalization within the company, one that will regularly be communicated across the entire organization.
We do recognize racial inequality is a much broader societal issue with a long history. While our actions focus on our “four walls” and our local communities, we hope that these actions will have a ripple effect on society at large.
Our strength at Whirlpool Corporation is in our differences.
Creating an Environment Where Everyone Can Thrive
Inclusion & Diversity is a core value at Whirlpool Corporation because we know that drawing from diverse points of view improves our products, services, our teams, and each other. Yet we recognize we are on an ongoing journey and we are committed to new, bold goals and meaningful action to cultivate an even stronger inclusive and diverse workplace, as well as in the communities where we work and live. Inclusion creates a culture of belonging, diversity makes us better.
Our Commitment to Transparency
In our commitment to Inclusion and Diversity, we continue to strive for a workforce as diverse as the customers we serve. Whirlpool Corporation is fully committed to transparency, measuring how we are doing, and understanding what it will take to improve.
View the full Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1 representing U.S. employees as of December 2021.
We Are Creating An Inclusive Culture
Working at Whirlpool is about feeling welcome and included from the first contact. It is embracing your differences and finding value in them. It’s being able to use your creativity to improve life at home for millions of people. It is growing with the same opportunities in an international and digital environment where the future is today.
I’m so proud to work for a company that celebrates our differences and strives for an environment where all employees feel valued. My experiences working within our employee resource groups has positively impacted both our internal Whirlpool and external local communities.
My colleagues at Whirlpool have always made it feasible for me to bring my full, authentic self to work. Their support and encouragement has created an inclusive environment that has afforded me the opportunity to accelerate my career and make a lasting impact within the organization.
I enjoy working for a company that truly believes in Inclusion & Diversity and has made this initiative a focus within our strategic agenda. I felt heard and encouraged when our CEO signed the Whirlpool Racial Equality Pledge in the midst of racial injustices taking place in our country. It is important that the workplace culture encourages, embraces and celebrates each employee’s unique contributions.
Throughout my career with Whirlpool, I have consistently felt valued and supported as an African American employee. From all levels of leadership, I have been empowered to give back to the community and have been provided the tools, platform, and resources to do so.
For a foreign national like myself, Whirlpool is SO much more than just a place of work. Whirlpool is also my family and school. Over the years, Whirlpool has always supported me, my family and my career to grow and flourish.
Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are essential in attracting, engaging, and retaining a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive workplace. The groups continue to raise awareness for an inclusive culture, representing eight under-represented groups in North America; two in our Europe, Middle East, Africa region; two in Latin America South; four in Latin America North; and one in Asia.
The Whirlpool Asian Network (WAN) empower Asian talents to realize their true potential. Since its inception in 2002, WAN has grown from 20 to over 300 passionate members who endorse Asian culture and celebrate the success it brings to our company. (North America)
Awareness of Visible and Invisible Disabilities (AVID)
The AVID Employee Resource Group is exists to create a fully inclusive work environment and promote equality for people with disabilities by engaging Whirlpool Corporation, its employees, and the community. (North America)
FOCUS Network engages with colleagues and leaders to build awareness and FOCUS on the potential that African Americans and Black colleagues bring to Whirlpool Corporation. (North America)
Hispanic & Latino Network
The Whirlpool Hispanic & Latino Network (WHL) encourages and supports employees to achieve their professional goals, while creating an environment that embraces the Hispanic & Latino culture. (North America)
Our Pride Network(s) create a fully inclusive work environment while promoting equality, to connect our brands with LGBTQ consumers by supporting Whirpool employees, the business and the community. (North America, EMEA, Mexico, Brazil)
The Whirlpool Veterans Association assists in the recruiting, on-boarding, mentoring and retention of veterans and their families; as well as helping Whirlpool optimize our veteran talent. (North America)
The Whirlpool Women’s Network (WWN) empowers and engages women at all levels within our corporation and community to ensure that all voices are heard. The ERG supports women through engagement, development and career progression. (North America, EMEA, Brazil, Mexico, Asia)
Young Professionals Network
Our Whirlpool Young Professionals are networking groups that help build community and encourage every young person to be engaged, active in career development, and share knowledge to achieve extraordinary results. (North America, EMEA, Mexico)
Our Awards Speak for Themselves
Whirlpool Corporation Once Again Earns Top Score In Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index
Whirlpool Corporation announced today that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+...
The Awareness of Visible and Invisible Disabilities (AVID) Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Whirlpool Corporation strives to progress the company’s vision of improving life at home, including for the 1 in 4 people globally who experience a disability. In celebration...
Whirlpool Corporation was recently named to the 2023 Seramount Top Companies for Executive Women list. The award recognizes the company for its inclusive hiring practices and significant progress in culture and commitment. Seramount’s list identifies the top...
Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers for Women in America. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “Whirlpool is deeply committed to...
Whirlpool Corporation Named “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” for the Seventh Straight Year
Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” after receiving a 100 percent score on the 2023 Disability Equality Index (DEI) for the seventh straight year. The DEI is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool to...
Whirlpool Corporation announced today that Emma Jean Hull Flats, an 80-unit waterfront development in Benton Harbor, Mich., where the company was founded and is headquartered, has officially opened. The project is the newest apartment building in the city, and the...
Whirlpool Corporation and the City of Benton Harbor Collaborate to Revitalize Broadway Park at “Day of Impact” Event
Today, Whirlpool Corporation is hosting a “Day of Impact” employee volunteer day of service to make improvements to Broadway Park in Benton Harbor. The selection of Broadway Park and revitalization planning was done with the City of Benton Harbor and other local...
Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the 2023 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount, part of EAB. The award recognizes the top 80 companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting multicultural women in the United...
Whirlpool Corporation Named One of the Best Companies to Work For in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report
Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the Best Companies to Work For in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report. This award recognizes companies across six factors of employee wellbeing including quality of pay and benefits, work/life balance, job and company...