Whirlpool 2008 Sustainability Report, 2008 Global Reporting Intiative, Code of Ethics, 2011 Web Pages
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Whirlpool Corporation shows a clear commitment to environmental and social sustainability through its 2008 Sustainability Report, 2008 Global Reporting Initiative, Code of Ethics, and 2010 web pages. Whirlpool states that is was the first appliance manufacturer to announce a global GHG reduction target. Today, over 300 energy star appliances are sold and manufactured. Reporting addresses almost all aspects of the PSI, but lacks a sustainability contact person and an environmental management structure. Much of the data was shown in bar graphs, but exact quantitative values should be given. The Atlanta and Columbus facilities are among the ten largest LEED-certified distribution centers in the US, with the Atlanta facility receiving a gold LEED rating. Whirlpool reporting states that renewable energy is used in the production process, but no quantitative data or percentage is given. Reporting should give a clear amount of renewable energy used or state investments in renewable sources. Reporting also lacks a detailed reporting of environmental expenditures. Whirlpool demonstrates a clear commitment to its workforce. The Code of Business Ethics is very detailed and includes monitoring and reinforcement of almost every aspect. Whirlpool demonstrates community investment and volunteerism. It is stated that over $50 million was spent for the Habitat for Humanity Project, but in a different section it is stated only $12 million was spent on community investment. The actual value of community investments should be made clearer. Analyzed by Simone Berkovitz, and posted to the web on 11/2/2010.
The letter grades reported below are based on all reports irrespective of year of the same sector in the database and may be slightly different from the grades in the individual sector reports, which are based on scores of companies in just that report.
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