Our culture of integrity is put into action every day by more than 78,000 global employees. Our code of ethics, which was enhanced and renamed Our Integrity Manual in 2019, represents how we translate our integrity into action.
Our Integrity Manual is intentionally designed into two sections: a cultural section and a principles section. The cultural section describes our values, while the principles section translates our values into everyday actions. Whirlpool Corporation’s commitment to integrity begins with our leadership. All of Whirlpool Corporation’s top leaders globally attended training in which they reviewed and committed to action Our Integrity Manual. In turn, these leaders actively led similar training, in which nearly three quarters of our global employees participated. This commitment demonstrated our belief that how we achieve our goals is just as important as what we accomplish.
These training sessions also emphasized to our employees that Our Integrity Manual is a resource for them to be empowered to lead and win with integrity every day, including tools, such as a decision tree, to use when faced with an ethical question.
As a tool to better support our employees globally, Whirlpool Corporation launched the Digital Integrity Manual in 2020. This interactive and practical tool further helps apply Whirlpool Corporation’s values to employees’ needs in their day-to-day work.