Sustainable Operations

Driving to net zero in our plants and operations.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (scopes 1 and 2)

In 2003, Whirlpool Corporation was the first appliance manufacturer to set an emissions reduction target, and we are on track to achieve our commitment of Net Zero emissions in our plants and operations by 2030. This commitment covers all large manufacturing sites and distribution centers around the world, spanning all identified direct (Scope 1) and power-related (Scope 2) emissions.

Our Commitment to Achieve Net Zero Emissions Target in Plants and Operations

What is Net Zero?

Our Plan to Reduce GHG Emissions

Energy Use

Reduce energy consumption through both World Class Manufacturing (WCM) efficiency projects and facility retrofits. Projects include LED lighting, compressed air use reductions, and boiler and HVAC optimization.


Implement 100% renewable energy for electricity consumption to neutralize scope 2 emissions.


Electrify or substitute fossil fuels (hydrogen, bio-gas or other) everywhere possible to reduce scope 1 emissions.

Carbon Offset

Invest in high-quality carbon removal projects and any other carbon credits to offset the unavoidable emissions.

Record Scopes 1 and 2 Emissions Reduction in 2023


reduction in total GHG (scopes 1 and 2 market-based) year-over-year for the last two years


reduction in scopes 1 and 2 location-based emissions

total metric tons of CO2eq eliminated from operations

See our latest Sustainability Report for more on our efforts to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions and our Sustainable Products page for Scope 3 emissions information.

Resource Management

We know our ability to operate in the future depends on continuing our commitment to produce products with purposeful innovation, without leaving a negative footprint, while helping protect the planet, our employees and the communities where we live and work. We ensure a high standard of sustainable operations across our many types of workplaces through a set of management systems and standards:

World Class Manufacturing (WCM)

WCM is our system for improving productivity, quality and reducing waste and losses across the company through committed employee involvement and rigorous application of methods and tools.








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We Care Commitments

“We Care” Environment, Health, Safety, Sustainability (EHSS) Management System is the operating framework that helps ensure a workplace that protects our people, preserves the environment and enables the business and our people to act sustainably. These commitments are the shared responsibility of every Whirlpool employee.

Key Resource Management Efforts

Wind Energy

Whirlpool has been making investments in alternative sources of energy, including significant Wind Energy projects. When fully operational, these agreements should generate sufficient renewable energy to cover 100% of Whirlpool Corporation’s U.S. sites’ electrical consumption. Read more in our latest sustainability report.

Solar Energy

We continue to increase solar energy production and use our operations around the globe, further supporting our goal to increase reliance on renewable energy. Read more in our latest sustainability report.

Renewable Energy Purchases

We are expanding our purchase of renewable energy credits to match our energy usage in certain sites around the globe. Read more in our latest sustainability report.

Water Recirculation

By adding water meters to select sites, we gained insights used to calculate and then streamline water efficiency projects. Some sites also recirculate water after treatment at the wastewater treatment plant. Read more in our latest sustainability report.

Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWtL)

We first set the goal to reach ZWtL in 2012, and since then we have been on a journey to invest in plant efficiency, waste reduction, recycling and other efforts to eliminate waste in our operations and contribute to a circular economy. We are implementing a global procedure for waste management that will help us reach an even more stringent goal of 97% diversion from landfill (above ZWtL Gold status level, which requires a minimum of 95% diversion from landfill). Read more in our latest sustainability report.