Social Responsibility

Improving life through House+Home.

Around the world today, 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing. And one-in-ten people worldwide live in “distressed communities”, experiencing a perpetual cycle of low-wage jobs, education instability, inadequate transport, and racial inequality. Helping find solutions to these problems guides our approach to corporate social responsibility across the globe at Whirlpool Corporation.

We continue our 110-year history of using our quality appliances, expertise, and time to make a real, positive difference for our consumers, in our communities and the environment. Our work in this area revolves around a strong, collective impact and worldwide strategy:

House+Home

Our global focus is on “House”, working across the world in collaboration with our signature partner Habitat for Humanity®. Our local focus is on “House+Home”, also alongside signature partner Habitat for Humanity®, plus one strategic partner such as United Way® and Consulado da Mulher.

Whirlpool and IU students framing a house at a Habitat for Humanity build

House

Our House initiatives focus on ensuring everyone can have a place to live that is comfortable and nurturing. A place where families can make healthy choices in their efforts to build their best life. Our employees volunteer to build houses and improve housing adequacy alongside world-leading partners like Habitat for Humanity®.

Students in Boys & Girls Club of America in an after-school program

Home

Our Home initiatives focus on developing resilient, vibrant communities through education and community development in the communities where we do business. Most of our operations are located in small towns, and we believe it is our responsibility to support these communities. Together, with local businesses, government and nonprofits we help to improve quality of life for all residents in our neighborhoods.

For over 21 years, Whirlpool Corporation’s employees have walked alongside Habitat for Humanity to improve lives and build houses with more than 100,000 families. From our senior leaders to our interns, each build connects our families forever, and every one is changed.

See the ways a comfortable, nurturing house, has improved lives for our Habitat families, as well as the donated appliances they receive that save countless hours in laundromats, giving families time to enjoy nourishing meals and caring times together.

To embed a true global social responsibility strategy, we kicked off our House+Home World Tour around the world. The World Tour has created and fostered critical connections behind our shared mission of globally improving life through House+Home.

Our House+Home World Tour will provide more than $6 million in funding and home appliances over the next year to Habitat for Humanity organizations worldwide. 

Join us on the tour!
UK employees on the Whirlpool House+Home World Tour

You can be a helping hand. Sign up and let’s build together with Habitat for Humanity®!

Dedicated employees, quality appliances, and unrivaled expertise are making real, positive differences in our communities.

WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION AND OUR EMPLOYEES GENERATED

$4.5M

FOR LOCAL UNITED WAY CHAPTERS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2021

OUR HOUSE+HOME WORLD TOUR WILL PROVIDE OVER

$6M

TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ORGS WORLDWIDE THIS YEAR

WHIRLPOOL CORP HAS DONATED OVER

$130M

TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY®

1 in 3

EMPLOYEES VOLUNTEER

SUPPORTING HABITAT PROGRAMS IN

45

COUNTRIES

WHIRLPOOL HAS DONATED MORE THAN

210,000

RANGES AND REFRIGERATORS IN HOMES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA

SPONSORED MORE THAN 190 HOMES AND DONATED

76,000

PRODUCTS TO HABITAT FAMILIES IN EMEA

Our Regional Efforts