Whirlpool continues to focus on sustainability


UL Environment recently awarded Whirlpool Corporation Multi-Attribute Product Certifications for select clothes washers including front load washers and the first certified top load models. The certification AHAM 7003-2013/CSA SPE-7003-13/UL 7003, Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers, is one of a group of voluntary standards which were the product of a cooperative effort by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), UL Environment, CSA Group and an AHAM taskforce that included industry experts as Whirlpool Corporation and other manufacturers. The certification examines six key points of environmental impact including: materials, manufacturing and operations, energy and water consumption during use, consumables, end of life, and innovation. “Whirlpool Corporation has been a leader in advancing efficiency in energy and water consumption in its products for more than 30 years and playing a role in the development of these standards allows us to rest assured consumers everywhere will have access to sustainable home appliances”, said Ron Voglewede, senior manager of sustainability for Whirlpool Corp.’s North America region. “We’re proud that a wide variety of our clothes washer models, at multiple price points have met this standard – making efficient, sustainable washers available to all consumers”.