Whirlpool Corporation is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home.
We have maintained a long-standing commitment to ESG for over 50 years, beginning in 1969 with former CEO Elisha Gray II in his letter to shareholders.
“We have long held that no business can separate itself from the affairs and problems of the society of which it is a part and hope to grow and prosper.”
ESG Governance Structure
1. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board is committed to overseeing the integration of ESG principles and addressing ESG risks throughout Whirlpool Corp. The Board reviews and receives updates on our sustainability strategy and key long-term ESG initiatives.
2. CEO/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Whirlpool Corp. leadership has primary ownership and responsibility for setting ESG strategic priorities throughout the organization.
3. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE-SPONSORED ESG COUNCILS
Our ESG Councils are composed of Whirlpool Corp. leadership from all areas of the business, including Executive Committee members who drive our ESG strategy.
4. ESG TASK FORCE
ESG Task Force is responsible for planning, communication, education, prioritization and reporting around key ESG matters. ESG Task Force members oversee progress against the framework, address challenges, enhance disclosure and monitor emerging ESG trends.