For the fourth year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities, as part of the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is a prominent benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors. Top-scoring businesses — scoring 80 percent or higher — are recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
Whirlpool Corporation again was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for 2020, awarded by Forbes and JUST Capital, a nonprofit organization recognizing the top 100 out of 922 publicly-traded companies in the United States.
For the second year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation in North America celebrated Global Inclusion Week (GIW) with a variety of speakers and sessions designed to engage employees and teach them about the importance and benefits of Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace.
This year’s sessions included Jennifer Brown, author of “How to be an Inclusive Leader.”
The joint project is a protective piece of headgear and respirator system
Whirlpool Corporation, Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products are pleased to announce a collaboration to provide much-needed respirators to the heroic men and women in healthcare who are working on the frontlines to combat the spread of COVID-19. The joint project is a protective piece of headgear and respirator system that will be manufactured and sold through WIN Health Labs, LLC, in addition to an initial donation to hospitals.
Whirlpool Engineer in Ohio Creates S-Hooks and Extenders for Medical Face Masks Using 3D Printers at Plant
Most healthcare workers are now wearing face masks during their entire shift, which puts pressure and increased friction on the backs of their ears. The chafing and discomfort felt by these heroes working on the frontlines to combat COVID-19 has been documented in the news and on social media over the course of the last couple months.
In order to help, one of the engineers at Whirlpool Corporation’s Ottawa, Ohio Operations, Nathan Ellerbrock, came up with the idea of creating “s-hooks” and “extenders” for medical face masks using the 3D printers at the plant.
Whirlpool Corporation’s third shift “Fun Committee” at its Amana, Iowa plant decided to help out during the Covid-19 crisis by organizing a food drive for the Linn Community Food Bank. The food they collected supported the nearby Cedar Rapids, Iowa community.
“The Linn Community Food Bank is located in an area where a high percentage of the Amana workforce lives,” said Jill Yount, a Whirlpool employee who helped coordinate the donation.
Whirlpool Corporation has a long, proud history of environmental sustainability and a strong track record of action and success. In 2019, they raised the bar on their environmental commitments and accelerated the progress of their short- and long-term goals that meet or exceed the Paris Accord.
Whirlpool Corporation Commercial Laundry Makes Charitable Donations to Non-Profits.
The City of Fall River, Massachusetts is home to Whirlpool Corporation’s commercial laundry manufacturing facility. So when the team at that plant found out that Solomon’s Porch, a local church, was expanding its homeless shelter, they felt the need to help. That aid came in the form of a commercial washer and dryer.
Whirlpool Corporation has made a donation to a special United Way fund that’s helping food pantries with the increased traffic they are seeing due to the Coronavirus. One of those food pantries is run by Harbor of Hope Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
In order to help in the fight against COVID-19, Whirlpool Corporation has worked rapidly since the pandemic began to obtain several shipments of medical supplies over the last few weeks for donation to Spectrum Health Lakeland, a health system in St. Joseph, Michigan, near the company’s Global Headquarters. There have been nine shipments to date with tens of thousands of medical masks, gloves, thermometers, and hospital gowns.