Sources from Whirlpool Corporation announced the company has been named to the 2009/2010 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), an international stock portfolio that evaluates corporate performance using economic, environmental, and social criteria. This is the fifth year in a row that Whirlpool has been named to a Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
“We're proud to be recognized by one of the world's most comprehensive reviews of sustainable business practices for five consecutive years,” says Jeff M. Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation's chairman and CEO. “Our ability to be included on this Index stems from the efforts of Whirlpool employees. I am proud of the people at Whirlpool who make our long-term commitment to social responsibility a reality.”
Whirlpool Corporation recently announced that by 2015, it will make all the electronically controlled appliances it produces around the world capable of receiving and responding to signals from smart grids.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM they are intended to provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios.