Whirlpool: commitment to the UN Global Compact


With the delivery of a letter signed by the CEO Marc Bitzer and addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General, Whirlpool has formalized its commitment to the UN Global Compact, a voluntary collective rooted in ten principles that encompass the categories of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. As a signatory of this globally-recognized initiative, Whirlpool Corporation agrees to continue to expand its efforts to uphold sustainable and responsible business practices in day-to-day global operations. “At Whirlpool Corporation, our values are the driving force behind everything we do. We have a proud history of implementing policies and processes that support the tenets of the UN Global Compact for many years in our plants, offices and other facilities around the world – said Marc Bitzer, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation -. I am pleased to share our continued dedication to these important values with the public, and we look forward to making even more progress in the years to come alongside the United Nations and our fellow Compact members”. In addition to supporting and taking action to match the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, Whirlpool Corporation will push to further the UN’s broader development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals, which idealize fundamental, impactful change in areas ranging from hunger and poverty to clean energy and gender equality.