Whirlpool Corporation was recognized as a Veteran Friendly Employer for the fifth year in a row by Victory Media. Victory Media publishes GI Jobs, Military Spouse and other military related media, and reviews hundreds of companies in search of those that are truly “veteran friendly.” This year, Whirlpool is being recognized for the first time as a Bronze-Level Friendly Employer. Whirlpool was also recognized in 2018 as a Military Spouse Friendly Employer and a Military Friendly Brand.
Some of the activities that led to this recognition include;
Company is one of 15 organizations recognized for diversity efforts.
Whirlpool Corporation is recognized among the top companies engaging in effective practices of diversity and inclusion on the 2019 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index. The annual index is intended to help identify gaps in representation within the workplace and creates a road map to drive internal change. Whirlpool Corporation is one of 15 organizations named as a Leading Inclusion Index Company out of 148 participating organizations.
10th Annual KitchenAid Day of Caring – Leadership Changes, but the Message Stays the Same
On June 19th, KitchenAid celebrated its tenth year of hosting a volunteer project called the “Day of Caring.” Almost 200 employee volunteers in Southwest Michigan and more than 300 employees globally, participated this year.
The very first Day of Caring was the brainchild of former KitchenAid General Manager, Dave Elliott and Senior Administrative Assistant, Chris Ringer.
For the third year in a row, Whirlpool is recognized as one of the best places to work for people with disabilities
Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities as part of the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI), the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool allowing America's leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. For the third year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation joined a small league of companies with a 100 percent score on the DEI for outstanding commitment and leading disability inclusion practices.
Perhaps the most challenging aspect of life in this fast-paced, always connected world is maintaining a proper work/life balance. Fortunately, Whirlpool Corporation believes in the importance of this balance, and looks for ways to help employees achieve it.
Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens in 2019 by Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine). The publication’s list honors the top 100 U.S. public companies in the Russell 1000 Index for outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance.
Local Vet Receives Laundry Pair from Whirlpool Veteran’s Association and Blue Star Mothers
Since 2013, the Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA), in partnership with Blue Star Mothers, has looked for opportunities to help active duty, reservists, and military veterans in Southwest Michigan. As part of these efforts, the two organizations were recently able to provide local veteran Scott Spearitt with a new Whirlpool brand washer and dryer.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) honored multiple home appliance industry professionals for exceptional contributions to the industry during AHAM’s 2019 Annual Member Meeting from April 27-30 in Washington, D.C. One of those individuals was Laura Siegrist, senior manager, Government Relations for Whirlpool Corporation, who was recognized with the Emerging Leader Award for contributions to federal advocacy for the home appliance industry.
Whirlpool Corporation announced earlier this month that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of its sustainability commitment. As far back as 1969, the company’s CEO talked about how programs to reduce Whirlpool’s impact on the environment had already proven to be a smart investment in the company’s future.
We caught up with Whirlpool’s global sustainability director, Ron Voglewede, to get his take on how sustainability has evolved over the last five decades.