The Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading home appliance manufacturer, has been awarded the 2011 Energy Star® Sustained Excellence award¹ by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The award recognises the company’s leadership in offering consumers energy and water efficiency through its leading home appliance brands. Whirlpool was the only appliance manufacturer to receive the Sustained Excellence award, the highest possible Energy Star award.
This is the company’s 12th top Energy Star award and sixth consecutive Sustained Excellence win. Whirlpool has been honoured with 23 Energy star awards overall, more than any other appliance manufacturer.
Whirlpool has conducted a survey with Harris Interactive² and found that with 72% of consumers that energy efficiency is more important than ever in the purchase decision of consumers shopping for major appliances.
Elizabeth Craig, Acting Director of EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs, said: “Whirlpool Corporation’s long-term leadership and commitment to energy efficiency demonstrates the types of accomplishments that we can all achieve in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our global environment. We look forward to their continued partnership and leadership.”
“This is a great accolade and one that we are all very proud of. Whirlpool offers some of the most resource-efficient appliances on the market today. It is part of our DNA and we will continue to strive to manufacture appliances with outstanding performance and results that are as efficient and as economical as possible,” concludes Raj Mistry, Head of Marketing Whirlpool UK.
For more information on Whirlpool’s portfolio of appliances call your Regional Business Manager or call Whirlpool on 0208 649 5000.
Image caption: Whirlpool’s Green Generation for outstanding performance and results economically and efficiently.
¹Energy Star was introduced by the US EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use. The Energy Star label can be found on more than 60 types of products as well as new homes and buildings. Last year Energy Star helped Americans save $18 billion on their utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas equivalent to those of 34 million cars. Products that have earned the Energy Star award prevent emissions by meeting strict energy-efficient specifications set by the EPA.
²Harris Interactive is a global leader in custom market research. They serve clients throughout North America, Asia and Europe to achieve business results.
About Whirlpool Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA):
With around 12,000 employees, a sales presence in over 30 European countries and manufacturing sites in seven countries, Whirlpool EMEA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation. The world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, Whirlpool Corporation had annual sales in 2010 of $18.4 billion, 71,000 employees, and 67 manufacturing and technology research centres around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Whirlpool’s European Operations’ Centre is located in Comerio (VA), Italy. For further information on the company, please visit the Website www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
About Energy Star
Energy Star was introduced by the US EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use. Today, the Energy Star label can be found on more than 60 kinds of products, as well as new homes and buildings. Last year alone Americans with the help of Energy Star saved $18 billion on their utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas equivalent of those of 34 million cars. Products, homes and buildings that have earned the Energy Star prevent emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. For more information go to energystar.gov
22nd March 2011
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