Bosch Appliances Awarded Quiet Mark

Over 60 of Bosch home appliances have been awarded the Quiet Mark! This is a huge achievement
The Quiet Mark is a mark of excellence indicating that Bosch products have achieved significant sound reduction compared to other products in their class. This means you can enjoy peace and quiet in your home without having to worry about loud appliances disrupting your day-to-day activities.The Quiet Mark endorsed Bosch appliances include the Series 6 DWK97JQ60B cooker hood, which operates at 65dB (decibels), the Series 6 SMD6EDX57G dishwasher, which runs at 42dB, and the Series 4 WGG04409GB washing machine that spins at 71dB.

Hisense Europe on the path of sustainable development in the international top 17% of rated companies

Hisense Europe on the path of sustainable development in the international top 17% of rated companies
Hisense Europe on the path of sustainable development in the international top 17% of rated companies
Hisense Europe, manufacturer of household appliances under the Hisense and Gorenje brands, received the EcoVadis silver medal. This recognized international business assessment, which ranks us higher than 83% of all assessed companies according to the assessment result, confirms our commitment to sustainable business practices and is proof of the company’s continuous efforts to reduce the impact on the planet and promote social responsibility.
By 2024, our packaging will be 100% recyclable
At Hisense Europe, sustainable operation is one of our core values, on the basis of which we have set ambitious sustainability goals focused on five key areas: environment, sustainable products, sustainable supply chain, people and social responsibility, and new business models. These goals include reducing energy consumption by optimizing renewable energy, increasing the use of recycled materials in products, reducing waste, promoting sustainable transport and strengthening the sustainability of the supply chain.

The company’s focus on sustainability is evident in its efforts to recycle 96% of generated waste, use 100% recyclable packaging by 2024, and reduce CO2emissions from transportation. The prestigious EcoVadis silver medal shows that Hisense Europe has developed the right strategy to increase the sustainability of its business models.

Significant progress over the past five years
A company must address all stages of production to minimize its carbon footprint, including energy consumption during production, materials used in products and their lifespan, and packaging and transportation processes. In these areas, Hisense Europe has made significant progress over the past five years, with a 38% reduction in water consumption and a 24% reduction in electricity consumption.

Made in Europe, Hisense and Gorenje household appliances are made from excellent, environmentally sound and degradable materials and undergo rigorous testing to extend their lifespan. Another important aspect is the availability of spare parts and easy product servicing.

Investing in the personal and professional growth of employees is one of the priorities
The EcoVadis sustainability evaluation process covers not only the environmental, but also the social and ethical performance of companies. Hisense Europe with the Hisense and Gorenje brands received silver for its commitment to promoting ethical business practices, such as creating equal opportunities for all and establishing a culture of knowledge sharing.
Investing in the personal and professional business growth of employees is one of the key priorities, which is also reflected in education and training, for which we allocated more than 136,000 hours in 2021, or 20 hours per employee. One of our goals is also to promote a healthy work-life balance and an active lifestyle.

Receiving the EcoVadis medal proves that Hisense Europe is moving in the right direction – that our products and operations are becoming as sustainable as possible. “Sustainability is at the heart of our values and we will continue to strive to reduce our impact on the environment and, as one of the key economic entities in the region, the country and beyond, to promote social responsibility. This certification is a great achievement and we are proud to be part of the EcoVadis community and to rank so highly in the ranking of evaluated companies,” said Hanson Han, CEO of Hisense Europe.”

In the field of environmental care, we have a rich environmental history that goes back more than thirty years, and our efforts in this field are recognized by experts both at home and abroad,” says Tomaž Korošec, a member of the Hisense Europe management board. “Our investments in renewable energy sources, our focus on product sustainability and efficiency, and our implementation of circular economy principles have proven to be the right approach. We are honored to receive the EcoVadis Silver Medal as it represents our belief that companies with a consistent commitment to social and environmental responsibility .

Bertazzoni Design Award

Bertazzoni recently received the 2022 Good Design Award for two of its appliances: 36-inch Induction Built-in Cooktop with Integrated Hood and the new French Door Refrigeration Platform.

Designed with precision touch controls and digital-timed cooking functions, the 36-inch Induction Built-in Cooktop with Integrated Hood allows to efficiently manage the cooking process, and offers a refined style with its integrated down-draft hood-perfect for island applications in particular. Moreover, the induction hob features four speeds for each of its cooking zones, providing instant heating and cooling through the latest induction technology. This cooktop also includes sensors that automatically detect the size of the cookware and adjust the heated area to fit their footprint, allowing for the heating in the induction zone to be the most efficient.

36’’ French Door Refrigeration series

The French Door Refrigeration Platform, instead, offers superior energy efficiency, with 8% less power consumption and EnergyStar ratings, and the XT model features the all-new Quattro Temp Zone – a storage drawer with customizable settings with an LED touch interface to precisely control temperature. The designs behind each unit represent the latest in food preservation technology with thoughtful features including top category interior space dimensions to maximize load capacity and digital LED touch interfaces that control temperature and humidity

Forbes names Whirlpool Corporation One of ‘America’s Best Large Employers’

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) announced today it has been named to Forbes’ 2023 list of the “America’s Best Large Employers.” This marks the second consecutive year that Whirlpool has appeared on the annual list, which recognizes 500 companies across 45 different industries that are admired for their commitment to support and empower their U.S. workforce.

Electrolux Group bags Top Employer Award in nine European countries – again

Electrolux Group has been named Top Employer in nine European countries. The company has been recognized by the Top Employers Institute in Sweden, Spain, Italy, UK, Poland, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Electrolux Group has been named Top Employer Europe. Last year nine countries across Europe were also certified.

Electrolux Group exceeded the external benchmark in the areas of employer branding, talent acquisition and onboarding. The company also stood out in the following individual categories: business strategy; ethics and integrity; and purpose and values. A company obtains Top Employer Europe certification from the Top Employers Institute once it is recognized in at least five countries.

Whirlpool Corporation Named One of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies

Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the thirteenth consecutive year. The list includes the most respected and reputable companies around the world, as ranked by peers within their respective industries.

This recognition is only possible due to hard work and collaboration by our people and their commitment to improving life at home for consumers around the world.”
“We feel incredibly honored to once again be recognized by Fortune as one of the most admired companies,” said Marc Bitzer, Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. “This recognition is only possible due to hard work and collaboration by our people and their commitment to improving life at home for consumers around the world.”

Arçelik lands breakthrough spot on Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index 2023

Arçelik, the global home appliances company, has today announced that it has been recognized in Bloomberg’s 2023 Gender Equality Index (GEI) for the first time ever this year. As part of the index, Arçelik joins 485 other companies recognized for their commitment to advancing women’s equality across five gender quality pillars: leadership & talent pipeline, equal pay & gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and external brand.

Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik, commented: “We are immensely proud to be included in the Bloomberg GEI for the first time this year. At Arçelik, we believe in a world where everyone has access to equal opportunities and is treated with respect. Our culture places a strong emphasis on DEI, and we work to promote gender equality across all our operations. Equality is a prerequisite for sustainable development. We will constantly double down on our efforts to address today’s challenges and secure an equal and inclusive future for all.

The inclusion of Arçelik within the index comes just under a year after Koç Holding Group, under which Arçelik operates, launched its gender equality initiative in technology and innovation that led Arçelik to announce new equity commitments across its operations. These commitments focused on raising equality between men and women in the workplace with Arçelik committing to doubling the number of women working in STEM from 16% to 35% and providing technology, design, IT, and software training to 100,000 girls.

Teka triumphs triple at the 2023 Product of the Year Awards

Teka, specializing in comprehensive solutions for the kitchen, has received three awards from the only contest in Spain where consumers annually choose the best innovations on the market, the Product of the Year Awards 2023. After an exhaustive study of more than 10,000 people representative of the Spanish population, After an exhaustive study of more than 10,000 people representing the Spanish population, the Product of the Year organization has awarded Teka in three of its main categories for MasterSense Air inductions, Gourmet BBQ barbecues and Sommelier wine bars.

Teka and the Product of the Year Awards
One of the awards has been received for the MasterSense Air induction, which combines a hood and induction hob in one and includes direct access and intelligent cooking functions. Thanks to its automatic system and temperature sensors, MasterSense Air allows the user to only have to choose a cooking function, for its part, the hob automatically reaches and maintains the temperature necessary to cook the selected recipe. In addition, the hood is also capable of starting automatically and adapting its intensity to the power required at all times.

The  have also stood out in this contest for their innovation. Its PerfectTemp technology creates up to three independent temperature zones so that we can store red, white and sparkling wine in one place, maintaining the properties of each of them. In addition, it is important that said temperature remains stable, so the SmartControl system prevents it from fluctuating by more than 1º. For its part, the innovative SurroundAir cooling system evenly distributes cold air to maintain a constant and homogeneous temperature throughout the interior. The Sommelier Series is designed to maintain all the flavor of the wine, and for this, it incorporates the HumidityControl system, which guarantees the right level of humidity, between 55% and 75%, thus preventing the cork from drying out and preserving its quality.

the Gourmet BBQ gas barbecue models have also received the Product of the Year seal. Gourmet BBQ has an ultra-fast automatic electronic ignition, non-stick cast iron grills and a grid for the perfect distribution of heat over the food. Not only is cooking very comfortable, thanks to its large cooking surface, but also its subsequent cleaning, since the tray located under the grill can be removed.

Ufesa Duet air fryer

First established in 1975, OCU is the oldest consumer organisation in Spain. It now has more than 305,000 members Given its great demand, the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) has analyzed 21 models of air fryers of various brands and has determined that the Ufesa Duet consumes little energy and is one of the best value for money.

Weighing less than 3 kg and with a 2 l capacity, it is perfect for preparing recipes for one or two people; while it has 6 preset programs: fry, toast, roast, bake, reheat and keep warm.

Its 360° high-speed air circulation technology allows healthy cooking with crispy results. For greater ease of use, it has a timer of up to 60 minutes and a temperature control of up to 200 °C with digital control

Whirlpool top Employer

With a score of 92,23% whirlpool are proud to announce that they have been certified as a #TopEmployerEurope2023 by the Top Employer Institute, thanks to individual achievements reached in France, Poland, Italy, the UK, and Germany!

This certification recognizes their efforts in creating a working environment that empowers our people and strengthens their skills. Whirlpool Corporation stood out in the categories of Career Paths, Diversity & Inclusion, and Sustainability.