Sustainability Report

How Whirlpool Uses Local Data to Spin up Global Cleanup Plans

By Heather Clancy

The brilliant Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh once observed: "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." His sentiment, expressed in a letter to his brother, was specific to artistic inspiration but it also has very real relevance for the way in which corporate strategy unfolds.

Whirlpool Corporation Among Top-ranked Companies in 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., January 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation has risen in the Newsweek Green Rankings to 50 and 82 on the national and global lists respectively. The rankings assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and the world. This year, Whirlpool Corporation was classified as a "top-ranked company," a designation awarded to fewer than 100 companies on either list.

Allstate Enhances Sustainability Reporting

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., December 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) released an enhanced annual Sustainability Report to highlight its progress in fulfilling its role in society. This is the 15th consecutive annual report on the company’s philosophy and results on responsible business practices and social impact.

Domtar Sustainability: Managing Our Byproducts


Our manufacturing processes generate byproducts that were historically viewed as “waste” and sent to landfills. We are increasingly monetizing the value in these byproducts and envision a future with virtually zero waste going to landfills. The benefits are both environmental and economic.

Our first step is to not generate “waste” to begin with. Through our continuous improvement initiatives and engineering innovations, we are turning more of the materials we handle into saleable products. '

Infographic: Smithfield Foods Environment Sustainability Report Highlights

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In 2016, we took our environmental stewardship efforts to the next level in what was widely heralded as an ambitious first for our industry: a far-reaching greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal across our entire supply chain, from feed grain to packaged bacon. We have pledged to reduce our absolute GHG emissions by 25 percent by 2025, which will cut emissions by more than 4 million metric tons (or the equivalent of removing 900,000 cars from the road).

3 Best Practices to Remember When Choosing a Sustainability Framework

by Laura Wise

As early trading and bartering have grown into a booming, trillion dollar world economy over the last several hundred years, so has the need for companies to reevaluate how they are participating in this economy.

Domtar Sustainability: Simple Idea. Big Savings


How do you heat more with less? Reuse the heat you have.

That is what our Rothschild, Wisconsin, mill did by installing a heat exchanger to warm incoming process water with outgoing process water. The idea is simple. Instead of being lost to the wastewater treatment plant, some of the heat from the outgoing water is captured and sent back into the mill.


Domtar Sustainability: Developing Our Talent


A diverse and skilled workforce is critical to meeting the ever-changing expectations of our customers.

A significant portion of our colleagues are, or soon will be, eligible for retirement, an issue many manufacturers face as baby boomers get older. It is sometimes called the “silver tsunami.” We are equipping the next generation of our workforce with the skills and experience needed to succeed.

We provide our employees pathways for professional growth and offer them resources to expand and enhance their skills, knowledge and management capabilities.

Whirlpool Corporation Increases Sustainability Efforts in India


One megawatt. That’s the equivalent of the average yearly electricity consumption of 9,733 homes in India. That’s also the size of Whirlpool India’s newest solar array installation at its Pune, Maharashtra plant, helping to offset the plant’s electricity needs by more than 15 percent.

Domtar Sustainability: Managing Our Energy and Emissions

Domtar’s three-part approach to improving the sustainability of our energy consumption is yielding results.

We have converted most of our carbon-intensive coal power boilers to cleaner burning and less carbon-intensive natural gas.

We are executing efficiency improvements identified by independent experts across our mill system.

We are optimizing our self-generation of electric power, which is typically cleaner and more efficient than what can be purchased over the public power grid.


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