Whirlpool Corporation Named One Of World's Most Admired Companies For Third
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 6, 2013
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Whirlpool Corporation
(NYSE: WHR) has been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most
Admired Companies in the Home Equipment, Furnishings industry sector. The
company finished first in this sector for the third year in a row.
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Whirlpool Corporation's highest scores in the survey came in the following
categories: people management, quality of management and global
competitiveness. Other companies joining Whirlpool on the Home Equipment,
Furnishings list include Tupperware Brands, Newell Rubbermaid and Steelcase.
Companies that also ranked No. 1 in their industry sectors include Boeing,
Nike, Apple, American Express, GE, IBM and Google.
"As the largest and most innovative appliance company in the world with over
102 years of history, it is an honor to once againbe named one of Fortune
Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies," said Jeff M. Fettig, chairman and
CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. "We are particularly proud of our scores in the
management and global competitiveness categories and believe that we are
poised for continued success in 2013, benefiting our consumers, suppliers,
employees, shareholders and communities, especially those in which we
Whirlpool Corporation has a proven track record of responsible business
throughout its history. In 2012, the company ranked as one of Corporate
Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens for the tenth
consecutive year, one of the Most Respected U.S. Companies by Forbes magazine
and Reputation Institute for the fifth year, and awarded the2012 ENERGY STAR®
Sustained Excellence award by theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the
seventh straight year. Whirlpool was also included on the World's Most Admired
Companies list in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Fortune's rankings are published each year and reflect the observations and
opinions of executives who rate their peers and competitors on nine different
aspects. These aspects include innovation, people management, use of corporate
assets, social responsibility, quality of management, long-term investment,
financial soundness, quality of products and services, and global
competitiveness. More information on the World's Most Admired Companies can be
found at Fortune.com.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of
major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $18 billion in 2012,
68,000 employees, and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers around
the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air,
Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in
nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the
company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation
Contact: Media, +1-269-923-7405, Media@Whirlpool.com
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