Whirlpool Corporation Named To 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Whirlpool Corporation announced today that it has been named to the 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) in recognition of the company’s ongoing focus on responsible and ethical business practices. Whirlpool Corporation was also included on the DJSI North America Index for the 16th year.

New whirlpool world website

Whirlpool UK the home of Hotpoint, has launched the new Whirlpool World website, providing a platform for UK consumers to stay informed of the ways in which Whirlpool is working to improve life at home also provides comprehensive details on the company’s long-term sustainability strategy. As part of this strategy, which includes a commitment to reach net zero emissions at its plants and in its operations by 2030, Whirlpool UK has a strong track record of investing heavily in the circular economy

Whirlpool UK’s Peterborough headquarters and manufacturing facility in Yate have achieved the ambitious goal of zero waste to landfill. Alongside this, the company is trialling biofuel in its on-site vehicles, as well as working towards its entire fleet becoming 50 per cent electric by 2025, including company cars, engineers’ vans and delivery vehicles https://whirlpoolworld.co.uk/

Whirlpool Cuts Production to Counter Falling Appliance Sales

whirlpool are taking the most drastic steps in the shifting business by slashing production of its refrigerators, dish washers and other home appliances by more than a third to shrink inventories.

The company is among dozens of U.S.-based multinational companies confronting weakening consumer demand amid higher costs. Whirlpool says cutting production volume by 35% last quarter reduced inventories by $300 million.

The moves are among the many steps companies are taking to adjust to increasingly volatile consumer spending patterns. Household staples supplier Procter & Gamble is diversifying its production assortment to keep cash-crunched shoppers from switching to cheaper brands.

In its most recent quarter, higher commodity, materials and freight costs reduced P&G’s gross profit margin by 5.5 percentage points, which was fully offset by cost cuts and price increases.

Whirlpool opens factory in Argentina with $52 million investment

Whirlpool Corp is set to inaugurate a new factory in Buenos Aires after a $52 million investment, with plans to export more than 70% of the local production, Joao Carlos Brega, the firm’s Latin America chief, said.

The plant, which will employ some 400 workers, will produce 300,000 washing machines each year and export $50 million worth of products around Latin America, mainly to Brazil.

Whirlpool opens a reconditioning center for its appliances in Italy

Whirlpool has opened a center for the reconditioning of its appliances in Carinaro (Italy), within the Whirlpool EMEA spare parts and accessories logistics hub. After a careful process of repair and quality control, the products are put back on the market for sale. “Sustainability is at the heart of our culture and, at Whirlpool, we are committed every day to lead the sector towards increasingly sustainable practices. This year we have set ourselves even more challenging goals, with the commitment to spread a culture that supports sustainability, offering an innovative service for green purposes – says Paolo Lioy, CEO of Whirlpool Italy and Iberia -. It is for this reason that we have decided to open a reconditioning center for our appliances in Carinaro. The reconditioned products are subjected to a series of tests to guarantee 100% product quality”.

Whirlpool signs wind power purchase deal

Whirlpool ramps up its investments in renewable energy as the company signed Wednesday second wind virtual power purchase agreement in the off-site clean energy.
This latest agreement with ENGIE North America will represent 53 megawatts of clean, renewable wind energy over 12 years, which would mean removing about 30,633 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles from the roads each year.
“When this VPPA with ENGIE becomes fully operational in 2023, we expect to offset 100 percent of our U.S. plant electricity emissions,” noted management.
The move comes in line with company’s commitment to reach net zero emissions in its plants and operations by 2030.

Whirlpool/ Bauknecht: New managing director for Germany and Austria

Whirlpool Austria (and Germany) has had a new managing director since September 1st. Till Bickelmann, currently Head of Marketing Northern Europe and Head of Sales & Marketing DACH, has been promoted to Senior Director and is now in charge of the Austrian and German markets. In this function he will report to Jens-Christoph Bidlingmaier, VP Northern Europe Cluster

Whirlpool Cassinetta Plant

Whirlpool Corp.’s assembly plant CASSINETTA, Italy has become a zero waste to landfill facility a year ahead of schedule, and it reduced its carbon emissions by 38 percent in just four years. The appliance manufacturer is aiming for carbon neutrality at all of its 54 sites around the world by 2030.

Other sustainable improvements at the plant, which assembling ovens, refrigerators, and microwaves, including cutting electricity during breaks, recycling plastic, reducing the use of polystyrene, and opting for electric power over fossil fuels. Employing nearly 3,000 people, the plant sits in close proximity to 80 percent of its suppliers, reducing the carbon footprint needed to transport components and raw materials to the plant

Whirlpool to Buy Insinkerator Waste-Disposal Business in $3 Billion Deal

Whirlpool Corp. agreed to buy Insinkerator, Emerson Electric Co.’s Waste-disposal business, in a $3 billion transaction

InSinkErator, which has an over 70% market share in the food waste disposal industry, is a popular household name in the United States.

New supply chain director whirlpool UK

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, the home of Hotpoint, has announced the appointment of Alistair Dobson as Supply Chain Director, UK and Ireland. Having worked for Whirlpool UK in various roles of increasing responsibility for over two decades, Alistair brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the domestic appliance industry to his new positionAlistair’s new position as Supply Chain Director will involve leading the company’s supply chain operations, including overseeing its commitment to creating a circular economy