Whirlpool in the DJSI index for the 14th time


For the 14th time in the last 15 years Whirlpool Corporation has been named in the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index in recognition of the Company’s commitment to sustainable business practices.
During the latest years, the company has continually increased its DJSI score, highlighting its commitment to social and environmental sustainability and to delivering on its sustainability goals. In July, Whirlpool Corporation’s targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1 & 2 and Scope 3) were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative and are consistent with reductions required to keep global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. The company remains committed to its goals of zero waste to landfill and renewable energy alternatives. 
«Being selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – said Marc Bitzer, CEO and chairman of Whirlpool Corporation – is an important acknowledgement of the progress made – and even more importantly – our unwavering focus on being a sustainable company. Sustainability is not only an essential part of our company culture, it is of paramount importance to being the best kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home.»
Among Fortune 500 companies, Whirlpool Corporation is one of the largest consumers of on-site wind energy generation. It has also made considerable progress toward its social goals and has been named to the 2020 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index and the 2020 Corporate Equality Index.
Since launching in 1999, the DJSI has provided benchmarking of the world’s largest companies in terms of their economic, environmental, and social performance. Created jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and renowned ESG data specialist SAM, the DJSI combines the experience of an established index provider with the expertise of a specialist in Sustainable Investing to select the most sustainable companies from across 61 industries.
«As a leading global manufacturer, we understand the important role we play in taking decisive action to support social and environmental sustainability – said Ron Voglewede, director of global sustainability. – We are continuing to deliver meaningful results, including record emission reductions over the past year, and remain committed to doing even more to exceed our goals and be a leader in sustainability initiatives.»