Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized as a 2013 Top 50 Best Corporate Citizen by CR magazine and one of the world’s Most Reputable Companies by Forbes magazine and the Reputation Institute. The company made the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for the eleventh consecutive year and the Most Reputable Companies list for the sixth year in a row.
Considered the top corporate responsibility ranking based on publicly available information, CR magazine’s Best Corporate Citizens List ranks Whirlpool Corporation at No. 42. The company climbed 27 spots this year, with its highest scores coming in the corporate governance, environment, and climate change categories. Whirlpool also ranked No. 43 on the Most Reputable Companies list with a score of 70.03 on the Reputation Institute’s RepTrack™ Pulse, the world’s largest study of corporate reputation.
“Whirlpool Corporation has long been known for its unique sense of responsibility in the way it operates. Being once again recognized by some of the most respected organizations in the world for this commitment speaks to the dedication of our employees and the work they do,” said Jeff M. Fettig , chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. “We are proud of these achievements and will strive to continue conducting our business with integrity and purpose.”
As a Global Corporate Leader, Whirlpool Corporation is one of 121 distinguished companies that advance the common good by collectively contributing more than $1 billion and volunteering more than 25 million hours annually. Its brands partner with renowned organizations, such as United Way Worldwide, Habitat for Humanity International, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Launched in 2000, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on 318 data points of publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and financial performance. These seven categories are weighted differently to account for different relative values. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens are selected from among the large-cap Russell 1000 companies. The list’s methodology is governed by the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association Ratings and Rankings Committee and all data is collected and analyzed by IW Financial. More information on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens can be found at TheCRO.com.