Whirlpool Corporation has announced a global commitment to reach a net zero emissions target in its plants and operations by 2030.
The commitment will cover more than 30 of Whirlpool Corporation’s manufacturing sites and its large distribution centers around the world, spanning all direct and power-related emissions. The company has also committed to a 20% reduction in emissions linked to the use of its products across the globe by 2030, compared to 2016 levels. This target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, and builds on the company’s 60% reduction in emissions across these areas since 2005.
“Whirlpool Corporation has a longstanding commitment to sustainability and we established our first office for sustainability over 50 years ago,” said Marc Bitzer, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. “Our net zero commitment is an important milestone in our ongoing effort to improve life at home by protecting our planet and communities."
In addition, as a reduction in food waste could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 6%-8% according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, Whirlpool Corporation said it is using its position as a kitchen appliance manufacturer to help prevent food waste across the globe. Its efforts include the 'Moments Not to Be Wasted' campaign, an educational campaign designed to help raise awareness of food waste among families.