Small kitchen appliances
Whirlpool Corporation purchased KitchenAid assets from the authorised Australian distributor and took over the wholesaling as KitchenAid Australia, effective 15 January 2015.
|KitchenAid Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Whirlpool Corporation
owns 100% of KitchenAid Australia Pty Ltd
|KitchenAid Australia Pty Ltd|
Named and shamed in the 2018 CHOICE Shonky Awards for its KitchenAid 2-Slice toaster miserably failing its only job, turning bread into toast.
Source: Choice (2018)
KitchenAid donates small kitchen appliances to the Garden to Table programme in New Zealand, and makes a donation to the Breast Cancer Network Australia and New Zealand with the sale of selected products.
Source: company website (2016)
America's Most Responsible Companies 2022 by Newsweek and Statista recognises the Top 500 most responsible companies in the United States. Companies were evaluated in three areas: environmental (waste, energy use, etc.), social (leadership diversity, employees and philanthropy) and governance (transparency and economic performance). This company received a total score of 91/100, ranking 1st in the Consumer Goods sector, and 4th overall.
Source: Newsweek (2021)
In 2022, 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 B.
Source: CDP (2022)
This company is listed as having best practice on a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in corporate America.
Source: Human Rights Campaign (2021)
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of B-.
Source: CDP (2022)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 68/100 in the Household Durables category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 18 Nov 2022). 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.
Source: S&P Global (2022)
JUST Capital polls Americans every year to identify the issues that matter most in defining just business behaviour. For their 2023 rankings JUST Capital asked a representative sample of 3,002 Americans to compare 20 different business Issues on a head-to-head basis, producing a reliable hierarchy of Issues ranked in order of priority. Issues are organised under the headings Workers, Customers, Communities, the Environment, or Shareholders & Governance. JUST Capital then define metrics that map to those issues and track and analyse the largest, publicly traded U.S. companies. This analysis powers their rankings, in which this company ranked 161st of 951 companies, and 2nd of 18 Household & Leisure Goods companies.
Source: JUST Capital (2023)
The Green Supply Chain Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) evaluates consumer-facing companies that have a sizeable supply chain in China. The evaluation uses government supervision data and public information to assess the environmental management of their supply chains in China. This company received a score of 15.88/100 (retrieved 24 Nov 2023).
Source: IPE (2023)
As You Sow's 2019 report, Mining the Disclosures, is a deep analysis of 215 companies' human rights performance in relation to sourcing conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This company's score was 43.3% (Minimal).
Source: As You Sow (2019)
In 2021 this company settled a class action lawsuit for US$21 million which claimed that this company sold dishwashers containing a defect that caused them to leak. Whirlpool had known about the defect while simultaneously denying its existence for the past eight years, plaintiffs alleged.
Source: Top Class Actions (2021)
In 2023 this company agreed to pay US$11.5 million in civil penalties to resolve claims the home appliance company ignored numerous reports of its cooktops turning on on their own and starting house fires.
Source: Top Class Actions (2023)
In 2022 the median pay for a worker at this company was US$28,540. The CEO was paid 419 times this amount. Exorbitant CEO pay is a major contributor to rising inequality. CEOs are getting more because of their power to set pay, not because they are increasing productivity or possess specific, high-demand skills. The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more). In contrast, the CEO-to-typical-worker compensation ratio was 20-to-1 in 1965 and 58-to-1 in 1989.
Source: AFL-CIO (2023)
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.
Source: company website (2014)
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. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2016)
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
Source: We Mean Business (2021)
This company is listed on the EPA Green Power Partnership website (USA) as using renewable energy for 10% of its organisation-wide electricity use in the USA.
Source: EPA (2023)
This company has a publicly available Code of Conduct on its website.
Source: company website (2016)
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.
Source: WRAP (2017)
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: RMI (2019)
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.
Source: How2Recycle (2023)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2020)
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