BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corp., parent company of Maytag Commercial Laundry and ADC, has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the 13th consecutive year. The list includes respected and reputable companies around the world, as ranked by peers within their respective industries.
“We feel incredibly honored to once again be recognized by Fortune as one of the most admired companies,” says Marc Bitzer, Whirlpool’s chairman and CEO. “This recognition is only possible due to hard work and collaboration by our people and their commitment to improving life at home for consumers around the world.”
For over 110 years, Whirlpool has prioritized responsible business practices to drive purposeful innovation and instill a culture of respect, integrity, and teamwork, the company says. As a result of these efforts, it continues to progress many of its environmental and social goals, as well as implement employee development programs to support the advancement of its workforce.
Fortune partnered with Korn Ferry on its survey of corporate reputation as the basis for the annual list. The survey began with 1,500 candidates: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more.
Survey respondents—including executives, directors and analysts—were asked to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent.
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