BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corp., parent company of Maytag Commercial Laundry and ADC, has once again been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies.
This marks the 12th consecutive year that Whirlpool has been named to the list, which includes the most respected and reputable companies around the world, as ranked by peers within their respective industries. Nearly 1,500 companies are considered for inclusion in the final ranking.
“We are honored to be named one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies for the 12th year in a row,” says Marc Bitzer, CEO and chairman, Whirlpool Corp. “The recognition is a direct result of the dedication and innovative thinking by our team members, all of whom continue to work tirelessly to serve our customers, support our communities, and protect our planet.”
For 110 years, Whirlpool Corp. has prioritized responsible business practices to drive purposeful innovation and instill a culture of respect, integrity and teamwork, the company says.
Fortune’s annual list is based on a survey of corporate reputation that takes into account the observations and opinions of 3,770 industry executives. Nine different categories—innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, long-term investment, financial soundness, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness—are weighed.
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