Whirlpool Corporation today stated that nothing will change in its long-standing strategic belief and operational commitment to improving the environment in light of the Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

“At Whirlpool Corporation, we are passionate about improving our consumers’ quality of life while minimizing our environmental impact on the communities in which we operate,” said Jeff Fettig, Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation.  “We develop sustainable innovations that benefit our consumers and our world at the same time.”

“Our company was one of the first manufacturing concerns to establish an Office of Environment and Safety in 1969 following a letter to shareholders from our Chairman citing the importance of environmental stewardship to Whirlpool’s long-term strategy” said Fettig. “We began focusing on energy savings through the products we made in the early 1970s, and our commitment to the environment expanded in 2003, when Whirlpool became the first appliance manufacturer to announce a global greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target, with a goal of reducing emissions by 3 percent over 10 years while at the same time increasing production by 40 percent.  In 2007, we voluntarily doubled this commitment.

Whirlpool Corporation will continue to work on its global goals to reduce our environmental impact that include the following;

  • Achieve 90% full material transparency for all new products by 2020
  • Reduce water intensity from manufacturing by 15% in 2020 from 2014 levels
  • Reduce energy intensity from manufacturing by 15% in 2020 from 2014 levels
  • Reduce landfill waste from manufacturing to zero by 2022

The company remains committed to finding those operational initiatives and product innovations that benefit consumers and the planet alike.