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Whirlpool Named to Forbes’ ‘World’s Best Employers’ List

Manufacturer earns magazine’s honor in back-to-back years

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corporation has been named to Forbes magazine’s 2022 list of the “World’s Best Employers,” the maker of commercial laundry equipment and other equipment types reports.

The list includes companies worldwide and acknowledges each company’s dedication to make every individual feel at home within the four walls of the business.

“The talent of our employees brings our products to life through innovation, diverse ideas, and a focus on continuous improvement,” says Carey Martin, Whirlpool’s chief human resources officer. “We’re honored that Forbes has named Whirlpool to its World’s Best Employers list once again in 2022, and proud that our employees can feel part of a larger global family touching the everyday lives of consumers, making those lives a bit easier, a little bit better and a little bit brighter.”

For nearly 111 years, Whirlpool has taken meaningful actions to cultivate a strong, inclusive and diverse culture to support its employees around the world, the company says. It has Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for underrepresented groups in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. The formation of those groups reaches back as far as 1998, with the office for Diversity and Inclusion created a few years later in 2001. The company has also launched several important initiatives to support employee education and advancement, including professional development training and its annual Global Inclusion Week.

In 2022, the company was named to Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies List,” CNBC and Just Capital’s “Most Just Companies for 2022,” and received a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.

Whirlpool is also regularly recognized for its strong culture of volunteerism and corporate social responsibility, with awards such as “America’s Most Responsible Companies” from Newsweek, and for its commitment to House+Home with multiple charitable organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, United Way, and a 23-year relationship with Habitat for Humanity International.

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