Whirlpool Corporation has once again been named as one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies. The company was recognized for the fourth year in a row in the Home Equipment, Furnishings industry category. Whirlpool Corporation has ranked No. 1 in its category for four consecutive years. The company received its highest scores in the survey in: innovation, social responsibility, people management, product quality and global competitiveness. The annual list ranks companies in a number of industry sectors including electronics, engineering, consumer food products and beverages. Top ranked companies in other industry sectors include Google, Apple, Coca Cola, FedEx and Starbucks. “It is an honor to once again be named to Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies,” said Jeff M. Fettig, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. “For more than 100 years, Whirlpool Corporation has built a foundation for growth through forward-thinking products from exceptional brands, disciplined operating processes and talented employees. Our constant mindset of innovation that matters allows us to continue bringing the very best in home solutions to consumers around the world. We’re proud to have held strong, positive scores on the list this year, particularly in social responsibility and innovation and we’re committed to continued success in 2014”.