Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - March 17, 2023
Whirlpool Reaches Goal of Zero Waste to Landfill
Whirlpool Corporation announced that it achieved Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWtL) status at its large manufacturing sites worldwide, as part of the company’s commitment to sustainable operations.
The appliance manufacturer first set its goal to reach Zero Waste to Landfill in 2012 and continued to invest in plant efficiency and waste reduction—working closely with recyclers and sustainability vendors to find new, innovative ways to eliminate waste and contribute to the circular economy.
This goal is aligned with the UL ECVP 2799 Zero Waste to Landfill standard, which requires at least 95% diversion from landfills.
“We are relentless in our efforts to improve the way we produce and manufacture our products to deliver on our social and environmental sustainability goals while not compromising product performance,” said Marc Bitzer, CEO and chairman, Whirlpool Corporation in a statement. “Our Zero Waste to Landfill achievement is a significant milestone that underscores the commendable dedication and collective commitment from our team to drive meaningful change. We will continue to unite our sustainable practices with our corporate purpose to support our communities and grow our business.”
In 2021 the company also announced a commitment to reach a net zero emissions target (Scope 1 and 2) in its global plants and operations by 2030, spanning all direct (Scope 1) and power-related (Scope 2) emissions.
The company has reduced its carbon footprint by accelerating energy-saving plant retrofits and entering two wind VPPAs that will generate wind energy equivalent to 100% of Whirlpool Corp.’s U.S. manufacturing plant energy consumption.