Whirlpool pledges commitment to sustainable future

Appliance manufacturer aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030

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Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, parent company to KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Indesit, together with its colleagues at Whirlpool Corporation, the leading major appliance manufacturer in the world, has announced its commitment to a sustainable future.

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In 2019, Whirlpool Corporation achieved its best rate of emission and energy reductions in over a decade after investing in wind turbines and on-site solar panels, and is now working towards reducing its factories greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.

Hugo Silva, Marketing Director UK and Ireland, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited

The major domestic appliance manufacturer is also striving for a zero waste to landfill goal at all manufacturing sites by 2022. In the UK, re-usable coffee cups and stainless steel water bottles have been introduced, which will remove more than 158,000 single-use coffee cups and 56,000 plastic bottles from Whirlpool’s canteens.

Ian Moverley, Public Affairs Director, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, says: ‘At Whirlpool, we believe that sustainability is vitally important and we are committed to improving our environmental efficiency, reducing waste and making positive changes that impact the planet in all areas of our business.

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‘Sustainability is a key issue that exists across all areas of the market, and at Whirlpool UK, we boast a portfolio consisting of highly efficient, functional and stylish appliances that are available at a variety of different price points. Our appliances allow consumers to save on their household bills, reduce their energy consumption and impact on the wider environment.’