Whirlpool Corporation has operations in Ukraine. We are deeply concerned and focused on the safety and security of our employees in the EMEA region as we closely follow developments.
We have initiated a number of efforts to support refugees in neighboring countries where we operate including the collection of essential goods, donations of our washers, dryers and refrigerators for first aid shelters, and globally encouraging employees to donate to the Red Cross to support those affected, and we will be matching dollar for dollar where possible.
In Ukraine, Whirlpool EMEA has a sales organization with 40 direct employees and another 100 contractors and temporary workers. In line with new Ukrainian provisions, we have resumed operations in the country so we can provide home appliances to the families and relief organizations who need them to cook, clean and provide proper food and medicine storage during this incredibly difficult time.
As the devastation continues, our teams around the world will continue to do whatever we can to support those affected and serve our consumers during this incredibly difficult time.