Whirlpool Receives Top Sustainability Rankings

KitchenAid parent company Whirlpool Corporation has risen in the Newsweek Green Rankings to 50 and 82 on the national and global lists, respectively.

According to the company, 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.

Earlier this year, Whirlpool Corporation released its 2016 Sustainability Report, that highlighted the company’s sustainability programs. Company officials said Whirlpool exceeded its own objectives to reduce both energy and water intensity from manufacturing by 15%. Those goals were met three years ahead of the original goal of 2020.

The company also completed construction on wind farms at its Ottawa and Marion, OH, plants with future plans to construct additional turbines at the company’s plants throughout the U.S. Once construction at the Ottawa and Marion plants is complete, Whirlpool officials said they expect the company to be one of the largest users of on-site wind energy of any Fortune 500 company in the U.S.