Company recognized for its comprehensive approach to environmental and social responsibility
Whirlpool Corporation has been named to the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index in recognition of the Company’s ongoing focus on environmental and social responsibility. Amid a record number of companies participating in the assessment in 2021, this marks Whirlpool Corporation’s 15th year on the list.
Whirlpool Corporation employee Dan Page-Wood receives Volunteer of the Year Award from Habitat for Humanity of Michigan
Whirlpool Corporation’s Dan Page-Wood is the 2021 recipient of the Bensen Service Award, recognizing him as an individual who demonstrates a significant, supportive role on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan. The award honors the “Volunteer of the Year.”
New program at Whirlpool Corporation’s Amana plant operations helps employees hone English skills
Whirlpool Corporation’s Amana, Iowa plant operations has instituted a program to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to employees. The Human Resources leadership team at the plant felt that there were benefits to increasing English proficiency for employees as well as for Whirlpool Corp., such as less time required for training and instruction, along with fewer production errors and ultimately higher retention rates for employees.
Everyone wants to work in a place where they feel welcomed, respected, valued and heard. Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Inclusion Week (GIW) aims to teach employees about those four shared values and has the goal of further ingraining them into the corporate culture.
Work set to begin in Fall of 2021 with support, project management and partial funding from Whirlpool Corporation and Cornerstone Alliance
Cornerstone Alliance and Whirlpool Corporation received approval Tuesday, Oct. 5 from the Benton Charter Township Board for a multi-phased project that will create and enhance a network of biking trails on and around Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Headquarters campus.
Over the longer term, community planners working together also envision additional planned trails that will run along and across M-63 with the goal of connecting to existing recreational paths in the area. Some of the paths will be new, with existing trails being improved under the long range plan.
Brand leverages long-standing relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help address an increasing food insecurity issue across the country
Access to healthy food is an issue for millions of children and the pandemic made the situation even worse. In fact, a 2020 study cites that 27.5 percent of households with children are food insecure, which means about 14 million children in the United States are not getting enough to eat.1 That is why Maytag – a leading appliance brand built on dependability – is launching the Maytag® Feel Good Fridge program in collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, placing Maytag® refrigerators in select Boys & Girls Clubs in underserved communities across the country.
"We received a call from Whirlpool Corporation wanting to know if we were interested in doing an appliance donation for some of our clients that are low-income,” said Yvonne Vidt of the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA). “And I said absolutely!”
SMCAA is dedicated to reducing poverty in Michigan and changing the lives of low-income Michiganders through a variety of programs, and is part of a national network of over 1,000 local organizations that help people move from poverty to economic stability and self-sufficiency.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., October 12, 2021 /3BLMedia/ – Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) announced today it has been named to Forbes’ 2021 list of the “World’s Best Employers.” The list includes 750 companies worldwide and acknowledges each company’s dedication to make every individual feel at home within the four walls of the business.