Whirlpool celebrates Global Community Day 2019 in EMEA region

The third edition of Whirlpool Community Day, thanks to which people can dedicate a working day to voluntary activities, supporting non-profit organizations in the communities in which the Company operates, kicks off with great news. To demonstrate their support for the initiative, the EMEA leadership will also be among the protagonists: for one day, the entire Board leaves its desk to devote itself entirely to voluntary activities.

An initiative that, starting from Italy and the EMEA region, has now become global: in fact, more than 2,700 Whirlpool people in 15 Countries around the world are working alongside 32 non-profit organizations this year, for a total of more than 21,000 hours donated to the community. From the Global Headquarters of Benton Harbor in Michigan, through Brazil, Italy, Russia and Dubai, the Company is involved in a series of days that, together, make up a real “Community Week” for those who need it most.

In the EMEA Region, where the initiative has reached its third edition, about 750 of Whirlpool people will dedicate their time to the community. From Portugal to the UK, Belgium, Morocco and Poland, more than 28 non-profit organisations are supported in 13 Countries across the Region.

“In Whirlpool, working with people and for people is a form of inestimable value that does not represent an exception, but rather the natural way in which we understand our work. For this reason, also the EMEA leadership has decided to take the field alongside the many organizations we support this year” – affirmed Gilles Morel, President of Whirlpool EMEA anche Executive Vice President of Whirlpool Corporation. “Global Community Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate the pride we have for the communities in which we work and live.”

Fight against food waste, closeness to families in need and support to youth employment are the main activities which the 2019 Community Day will focus on, confirming Whirlpool’s commitment to social responsibility and to work, along with its stakeholders, for making the communities grow.

For the third edition of the Community Day, Whirlpool would like to thank:

  • Associazione La Strada – Italy
  • Banco Alimentare Lombardia – Italy
  • Associazione Dianova – Italy
  • Associazione CAF – Italy
  • Fondazione Mission Bambini – Italy
  • Bee.4 at Casa di Reclusione in Bollate – Italy
  • Associazione Banco di Solidarietà Alimentare Non Solo Pane Onlus – Italy
  • Cooperativa sociale Centro Gulliver – Italy
  • Fondazione Renato Piatti Onlus – Italy
  • Lega del filo d’oro – Italy
  • Comunità la buona novella – Italy
  • Casa Madonna della Rosa Onlus – Italy
  • Emporio Ascoli Piceno – Italy
  • Habitat & Humanisme – France
  • Habitat for Humanity – Poland and Slovakia
  • Just a Change – Portugal
  • Think Pink – Belgium
  • Koetshuis – Netherlands
  • Apaei – Children with Disabilities – Morocco
  • British Heart Foundation – UK
  • Food cycle – UK
  • Sue Ryder – UK
  • Little Miracles volunteering opportunities – UK
  • Fundacion RANDSTAD – Spain
  • Aspanin – Spain
  • Children’s Hospice – Russia
  • Lipetsk Orphanage – Russia
  • Emirates Environmental Group – Dubai
  • Tischlein – Switzerland

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