BENTON HARBOR, MICH.—Whirlpool Corp. announced that it has moved into the No. 4 spot on Newsweek’s 2022 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies (up from No. 7 in 2021). The annual recognition is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The full list can be viewed here.
“Our roots of commitment to social and environmental goals run deep. As a 110-year-old company you just have a different perspective of what sustainability means,” said Marc Bitzer, CEO and Chairman, Whirlpool Corp. “This recognition is another example of the meaningful work that our employees across the globe are doing every day to achieve our vision to be the best kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home.”
America’s Most Responsible Companies were selected based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from CSR Reports, Sustainability Reports, and Corporate Citizenship Reports, as well as an independent survey. This year, Whirlpool Corp. received its top five ranking due in part to acting on initiatives that progress the company’s environmental, social, and corporate governance commitments.
During 2021, Whirlpool Corp. built on its decade’s long commitment to sustainability, citizenship and inclusion, diversity and equity, and received several external recognitions for those efforts, including:
- Received a perfect 100 on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index for the 18th year in a row;
- Named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the 11th consecutive year;
- Named one of Forbes’ 2021 List of “World’s Best Employers”; and
- Earned its 7th EPA SmartWay Excellence Award.