Fair & Inclusive Talent &
Education & Development
Robust Measuring &
Culture Of Accountability
Global I&D Infrastructure: Executive I&D Council,
Regional I&D Councils, Employee Resource Groups
Inclusion and Diversity is one of our Enduring Values and remains a critical strategic priority for our organization. With our mission of having a respectful and supportive workplace and culture that enables us to attract and retain a diverse workforce in mind, we continues to make steady progress in cultivating inclusive leadership, reinforcing organizational and procedural fairness and enhancing a culture of inclusion to make all employees feel welcomed, valued, respected and heard every day.
Supporting our colleagues through ERGs
With 17 ERGs worldwide, Whirlpool Corp. employees remain committed to I&D.
Awareness of Visible and Invisible Disabilities (AVID)
In 2022, Whirlpool AVID and Whirlpool Veterans Association volunteers partnered with Disability Network of Southwest Michigan to complete three handicap ramp builds in Southwest Michigan. These volunteers dedicated 210 volunteer hours to provide greater independence and safety for people with mobility disabilities in their own homes.
The Whirlpool Asian Network (WAN) played a pivotal role in bringing cultural awareness to the community. In 2022, WAN hosted two large-scale events with more than 500 individual participants. The Dussehra Dandiya Celebration was one of the most popular events, with engagement from more than 340 people learning about a traditional Indian Festival. To support our holistic well-being strategy, WAN hosted over 100 badminton matches, encouraging employees to actively participate in physical activities through healthy competition.
Since its founding in 1999, the Whirlpool Pride Network has maintained its mission to enable Whirlpool Corp. to be a top company for LGBTQ+ talent by providing an inclusive environment with recurring opportunities for growth and development of both allies and the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Network’s dedication to support the LGBTQ+ population now expands beyond the North America region. Following the establishment of the Latin America branch, in 2022, Whirlpool Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) officially launched its Pride Network with pilot locations in Italy and the U.K. with direct support from regional senior leadership.
WWN ERG partners with Human Resources to deliver new family benefits
In constant pursuit of making Whirlpool Corp. the best working place for women, the Whirlpool Women’s Network (WWN) launched a two-pronged Voice of Membership strategy in 2022, in conjunction with various robust initiatives, including:
- A global campaign celebrating women leaders who have made history at our company, concluding in a Women’s History Month event spotlighting the theme of “Belong.”
- The return of the Whirlpool Board of Directors (BOD) Speaker Series, showcasing BOD allies who demonstrate the theme of "Be Bold. Be Brilliant. Belong." and how these BOD members built a sense of belonging at their companies.
- The WWN played a pivotal role in establishing Whirlpool Corp.’s newly launched family benefits in the U.S. To support the rollout of the benefits offerings and honor National Infertility Awareness Week, WWN hosted a series of small-group chats on topics including infertility, adoption and surrogacy.
Global Employee Representation1,2,4
In 2022, we implemented a diverse candidate slate and diverse interview panel requirement into our hiring practices in North America. These requirements allow us to add rigor to the hiring process, including diversity as a focus, and further reinforcing it as a priority in building a robust talent pipeline. We will always hire the most qualified candidate; and these requirements brought awareness to diverse candidates. We saw a 25 percentage point increase in diverse hiring, and as a result the requirements will be expanded globally in 2023.