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2021 Sustainability

Product at the Core
A Whirlpool Clothes Washer

Our approach integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles to drive impact at the product level.

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  • The average clothes washers built today use 78% less energy and 47% less water than those built in 1992, while their capacity has increased by 57%1.
  • 100% of Whirlpool manufactured washers are produced in Gold and Platinum level Zero Waste to Landfill manufacturing sites.
  • Washers certified to the Energy Star® program in the U.S. use about 25% less energy and 33% less water than regular washers2.
  • 100% of our Consul brand washers are classified Global A by INMETRO3 and have a water reuse feature.


  • With innovations such as Smart Features, Industry-first 2 in 1 Removable Agitator and Load & Go® dispenser, Whirlpool brings an innovative approach to laundry routines allowing caregivers to save time and effort to focus elsewhere.
  • In our Faridabad plant, Whirlpool of India Limited has created its first manufacturing line with a 100% female workforce with a complete washer assembly line operated by 120 female operators, demonstrating a commitment to gender diversity in manufacturing.
  • Our Care Counts program helps provide access to clean clothes for at-risk students in need by installing washers and dryers in select schools, helping increase attendance rates, grades and engagement levels for participating students.


  • Holistic innovation using Design for Environment principles in our global platforms connecting product sustainability directly with business goals.
  • Responsible sourcing with supplier audits and aggressive standards on restricted materials.
  • Product safety & quality processes and industry-leading best practices which are benchmarked by other companies to improve their own programs.

1 Per Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Clothes Washers Energy Efficiency and Consumption Report

2 Based on See for further information on ENERGY STAR® efficiency. ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

3 Per Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidadee TeconologÍa (INMETRO) Energy Efficiency Label

Dramatization—washing machine does not have a front facing window.