BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation announced today that the company has been named as one of CR Magazine's Top 100 Corporate Citizens of 2016. The announcement marks Whirlpool's fourteenth consecutive appearance on the list, which ranks companies based on seven categories including environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and financial performance.
Whirlpool Corporation ranked No. 62 on the list with the highest scores coming in the categories of Corporate Governance, Financial, Philanthropy and Employee Relations.
"We're honored to have the distinction of Top Corporate Citizen for the fourteenth consecutive year," said Jeff Fettig, Chairman and CEO, Whirlpool Corporation. "Whirlpool has been pursuing excellence in all we do for 105 years. This kind of recognition is meaningful to us and reinforces our belief in doing business with character and integrity."
Whirlpool Corporation's efforts to date include fostering diversity and inclusion through eight employee resource groups that drive business impact, community service and employee development. The company has earned 12 consecutive perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. The company's philanthropic efforts include the Whirlpool Sons & Daughters Scholarship Awards, partnerships with Habitat for Humanity and the Boys & Girls Club and more than 300 nonprofit organizations impacted globally through volunteerism and donations.
Introduced in 2000, CR Magazine's Top 100 Corporate Citizens List is based on publically available data and utilizes a methodology governed by the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association Ratings and Rankings Committee. All data is collected and analyzed by IW Financial. More information on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens can be found at TheCRO.com.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
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