Green Builder Media, an important media company in the North American building industry focused exclusively on green building and responsible growth, published the results of its annual Readers’ Choice brand survey in the March/April 2020 issue of Green Builder Magazine. The survey shows that among ten leading companies included in the Appliances category, Green Builder’s readers ranked Whirlpool Corporation first in sustainability.
This is the tenth annual edition of Green Builder Media Reader’s Choice selections and is not the first time that Whirlpool appears at the top of the appliances category: in the past five years, in fact, the company placed in the top two spots four times.
The Whirlpool Corporation is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances, headquartered in Benton Charter Township, Michigan, United States. The Fortune 500 company has an annual revenue of approximately $21 billion, 92,000 employees, and more than 70 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world.
The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, JennAir, Amana, Gladiator GarageWorks, Inglis, Estate, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Ignis, Indesit, and Consul. Their website also mentions Diqua, Affresh, Acros, and Yummly brands.
In a special section titled “Industry Stalwarts,” Green Builder Magazine wrote about Whirlpool Corporation: From super-efficient induction cooking ranges to a vast line of energy-efficient refrigeration and water-saving laundry units, Whirlpool has earned its place in the hearts of professionals, exceeding the expectations of end-users. New products include striking innovations, including digital tools that make dryers smarter, cut water use even more for dishwashers, and “inject” detergent into clothes washers. Smart tech from a smart company.
Kelly Safis, Whirlpool Corporation General Manager of Builder Sales commented on the award saying: “It is an honor to once again be recognized by Green Builder Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Whirlpool Corporation has a proud history of environmental sustainability, and this award is a testament to our commitment to that legacy—both now and in the future”
Green Builder Media’s 2020 Readers’ Choice is just one of the recent honors recognizing Whirlpool Corporation’s commitment to sustainable business practices. Last year, the American company was once again included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index; Corporate Responsibility Magazine named Whirlpool Corporation to its list of Top 100 Corporate Citizens; And the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its SmartWay Excellence Award to Whirlpool Corporation for a fifth consecutive year.