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Whirlpool Pledges Its Commitment To A Sustainable Future

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, parent company to KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Indesit, together with its colleagues at Whirlpool Corporation, the leading major appliance manufacturer in the world, has shared its achievements, goals, and vision for a sustainable future.

In 2019, Whirlpool Corporation achieved its best rate of emission and energy reductions in over a decade, by investing in wind turbines and on-site solar panels, and is working towards reducing its factories greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.

The major domestic appliance manufacturer is also striving for a zero waste to landfill goal at all manufacturing sites by 2022 and has introduced new systems and processes across the globe. For example, in the UK, re-usable coffee cups and stainless steel water bottles have been introduced, which will remove more than 158,000 single-use coffee cups and 56,000 plastic bottles from Whirlpool’s canteens.

As detailed in its comprehensive Sustainability Report*, Whirlpool Corporation achieved the following waste targets in 2019:

  • Over 96 per cent of its waste was sent to sustainable recycling plants
  • Under 3.5 per cent of its waste ended up in landfill
  • Only 0.5 per cent of its waste was incinerated
  • Eight of its manufacturing sites achieved zero waste to landfill

Whirlpool Corporation has embedded sustainable practices into each area of its business and is committed to manufacturing appliances that utilise materials with the lowest environmental impact possible, are resource-efficient and can be recycled at the end of the appliance’s life.

Ian Moverley, Public Affairs Director, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, says: “At Whirlpool, we believe that sustainability is vitally important and we are committed to improving our environmental efficiency, reducing waste and making positive changes that impact the planet in all areas of our business.

“Sustainability is a key issue that exists across all areas of the market, and at Whirlpool UK, we boast a portfolio consisting of highly efficient, functional and stylish appliances that are available at a variety of different price points. Our appliances allow consumers to save on their household bills, reduce their energy consumption and impact on the wider environment.”

For more information on appliances from Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd, contact your account manager.

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Notes for editors:

* Whirlpool Corporation – 2019 Sustainability report

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  1. Whirlpool pledges its commitment to a sustainable future

The Whirlpool brand is part of Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited. Superior performance, intuitive technology, and cutting-edge design are the key pillars of the Whirlpool brand, achieving industry and consumer recognition for its collection of intelligent 6TH SENSE® appliance technology.

About Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited:

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited is managed by Whirlpool EMEA, part of Whirlpool Corporation, the leading major appliance manufacturer in the world.

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited fully supports the AMDEA safety initiative, Register My Appliance, and is committed to encouraging householders to register their appliances: www.registermyappliance.org.uk

About Whirlpool Corporation:

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the leading major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at whirlpoolcorp.com.

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2nd July 2020

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