Improving life through HOUSE+HOME
1.6 billion people live in substandard housing around the world today, and one-in-ten people live in distressed communities, experiencing a perpetual cycle of low-wage jobs, education instability, inadequate transportation and racial inequality. Creating solutions to these problems guides Whirlpool Corporation’s approach to social responsibility.
Our focus on “house” includes our 23-year global relationship with Habitat for Humanity®. Together we have served nearly one million people around the world. 2022 concluded two phases of a three-phase commitment to Habitat’s BuildBetter with Whirlpool initiative to build 250 climate-resilient and energy-efficient homes in the United States, including donating energy-efficient appliances. At the onset of the war in Ukraine, our EMEA employees, with Habitat for Humanity, worked tirelessly to provide shelter and monetary assistance to displaced families in Hungary, Poland, Moldova and Slovakia.
Our responsibility to “home” advances communities through education and neighborhood revitalization. We use a collective impact with United Way®, Consul brand’s Consulado da Mulher®, Boys & Girls Clubs of America®, Whirlpool brand’s Care Counts and our Feel Good Fridge programs sponsored by our U.S. Sales team and Maytag brand.
38,000 people people benefited in 20 years
Consulado da Mulher, in its 20th year in Brazil, invests in underserved female entrepreneurs with business education
and support. To date, it has helped over 38,000 people.
received over $4.5 Million total 2022 contributions from employees and Whirlpool
Whirlpool Corporation Chairman and CEO Marc Bitzer was named the Worldwide Board of Trustees Chair in 2022.
refrigerators stocked with easily accessible food
We expanded our Feel Good Fridge program to combat food insecurity with refurbished refrigerators for community centers in underresourced neighborhoods. These refrigerators are stocked with fresh, healthy food and delivered by employee volunteers.Learn More
125,000 youths annually supported through 159 Clubs
Our Maytag brand supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America, that provide safe places, mentors and quality programs to empower youth to excel in life and school through local Clubs.
Impacted 144 schools
in 37 states to provide access to
clean clothes and help
lower absenteeism rates
Whirlpool brand’s Care Counts program continues to grow and help boost attendance rates in select schools across the U.S. Participating schools saw
nearly 70% of participating
high-risk elementary students increase attendance.