A world leading manufacturer of home appliances with products available in over 170 countries. Acquired Indesit (including Ariston brand), Hefei Sanyo (now Whirlpool China) in 2014 and KitchenAid in 2015.
This company received a score of 11.3/100 (retrieved 25-Feb-2020) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2020][More on Habitats]
D+ grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
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This company has admitted pollution of groundwater in and around its former manufacturing facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and may face fines from local authorities.
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This company is listed on the EPA Green Power Partnership website (USA), as using renewable energy for 5% of its electricity use for its USA operations.
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This company has a publicly available Code of Conduct on its website.
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This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or transact in tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (3TG). Founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
[Source 2019][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company is a signatory to WRAP's Electrical and Electronic Equipment Action Plan (esap). Signatories take collective action to reduce their environmental impact and sign up to contribute to the development and implementation of esap.
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This company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
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In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of C.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
This company received a score of 57.3/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
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This company received a SAM ESG Score of 57/100 in the Household Durables category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
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|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$21 billion in 2015|
|# Employees||97,000 in 2015|
|Subsidiaries||Whirlpool Australia Pty Ltd
KitchenAid Australia Pty Ltd
Indesit Company SpA
|Address||Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA|
Products / BrandsWhirlpool
Ariston Fridges & Freezers
Ariston Ovens & Cooktops
Ariston Washing Machines & Dryers
Indesit Washing Machines & Dryers
Indesit Ovens & Cooktops
Maytag Washing Machines & Dryers
Whirlpool Ovens & Cooktops
Whirlpool Washing Machines & Dryers