BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corp. has been named to the 2009/2010 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), an international stock portfolio that evaluates corporate performance using economic, environmental, and social criteria. This is the fifth year in a row that Whirlpool has been named to a Dow Jones Sustainability Index.“We are proud to be recognized by one of the world’s most comprehensive reviews of sustainable business practices for five consecutive years,” says Jeff M. Fettig, Whirlpool chairman and chief executive officer. “Our ability to be included on this index stems from the efforts of Whirlpool employees. I am proud of the people at Whirlpool who make our long-term commitment to social responsibility a reality.”The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes track the financial performance of sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM, they are intended to provide reliable, objective benchmarks for managing sustainability portfolios.DJSI selection is based on an assessment of general and industry-specific sustainability criteria such as corporate governance, environmental performance, labor practices and community development.