BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have given Whirlpool Corp. the 2009 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award. The award recognizes the company’s leadership in offering energy- and water-efficient appliances, Whirlpool says. This is the company’s 10th ENERGY STAR award and fourth consecutive Sustained Excellence win.
“Whirlpool Corp. is honored to again receive the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award,” says Mike Todman, president of Whirlpool North America. “At Whirlpool, we contribute sustainable solutions that meet consumer needs, generate shareholder value and enhance the welfare of current and future generations. In 2009, Whirlpool will again lead the industry with eco-efficient, functional and design-forward product innovations from our diverse portfolio of brands.”
“The ENERGY STAR awards represent achievements the Department of Energy is proud to recognize, as they represent notable progress or sustained excellence in working to secure our energy future,” says Richard H. Karney, ENERGY STAR program manager for DOE. “In 2009, our partners [such as] Whirlpool Corp. receiving these awards demonstrated superb commitment to advancing the adoption of energy-efficient products and addressing our environmental challenges.”
“EPA is delighted to recognize Whirlpool with the 2009 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award,” says Kathleen Hogan, director of the Climate Protection Partnerships Division at EPA. “Whirlpool Corp.’s leadership on energy and water efficiency has yielded impressive results for [its] bottom line and our global environment, showing us all what can be accomplished through sustained commitment and action.”