Milan, February 8th 2016Whirlpool Corporation has been awarded the Top Employers Italy 2017 certification that recognizes, among Italian companies, excellence in the field of Human Resources development. Whirlpool confirms once again its commitment to the development and management of its people.

The companies nominated in 2017 were evaluated by the Top Employers Institute, that yearly establishes and measures specific standards regarding actions taken by companies for the benefit of their employees and the work environment, assessing both internally and externally 9 core HR areas ranging from performance management to leadership development.

“To be recognized as a Top Employer company is something to be proud of, and proves also our constant commitment to our people” – explains Francesca Morichini, HR Vice President Whirlpool EMEA. “It’s a pride, especially in such an intense year for us on the organization front: we are successfully completing the integration process which recognizes concrete results of our people. Talentuous people with a winning DNA, strong sense of belonging and the desire to work together to reach new goals. This set of ambitious objectives wouldn’t be reachable without a focus on organization, culture and particularly on our people, which are key determinants of the success of our business.”

Alessio Tanganelli, Regional Director Brazil, Italy and Spain for the Top Employers Institute: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Whirlpool provides an outstanding employment environment and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes that are well thought out and truly aligned with the culture of their company.”

With more than 6.000 employees in Italy based in the EMEA Headquarters, R&D centers and industrial sites across the country, Whirlpool works everyday to improve the company culture and the workplace through specific projects and dedicated growth paths. A great example is the Building People Excellence Program that allows a common approach to the management of people , supporting best practices, processes and tools for all employees. The program is composed of 400 sessions throughout the entire EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region with 800 hours of training, involving 4500 people. Employer branding in Whirlpool means attention, care, diversity & inclusion, multiculturality, security and sustainability.