Commercial, GHG Emissions, Industrial - July 31, 2020
Whirlpool emissions reduction targets approved by SBTi
Whirlpool Corporation announced July 29 that their Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.
The home appliance manufacturer is on track to achieve their goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their plant by 50% between 2016 and 2030. In 2019, the company achieved their lowest levels of absolute plant emissions in a decade and since 2016 have reduced emissions by 18 through energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy.
"Our success in sustainability is due in large part to the innovative ideas that are generated by our employees,” Ron Voglewede, Whirlpool Corporation's director of global sustainability, said in a statement. “As a company, we have made considerable progress on our sustainability efforts, but we know there is more to be done, and we continue to push ourselves internally to deliver on even more aggressive goals and build increased resiliency in our business. These emission reduction targets, along with our ongoing sustainability commitments, are leading us on a path to carbon neutrality."
Whirlpool has also worked to ensure that their products result in lower energy usage, such as its use of Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) into its environmentally responsible and energy-efficient insulation used in U.S.-made refrigerators and freezers.
"Our science-based emissions targets are an important part of our journey to deliver on our sustainability goals," said Marc Bitzer, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. "Environmental sustainability is core to our culture, and as the world continues to work together to manage the challenges of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to protect our planet and take care of the communities where we live and work. We are in constant pursuit of doing more and are committed to meeting and exceeding the aggressive environmental goals we have set for ourselves."