(NewsUSA) – Sustainability in the business world has undergone a significant transformation. Previously, businesses defined sustainability as the ability to remain afloat even in difficult economic circumstances.
However, with climate change and environmental concerns taking center stage, sustainability now refers to businesses taking steps to positively impact society and the environment.
Whirlpool Corporation is one such company that has led the way in environmental sustainability. The company established its first sustainability office over 50 years ago and has since set high targets to tackle climate change.
Recently, Whirlpool Corporation announced an updated commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions in plants and operations by 2030. The company has installed wind turbines and solar panels in several sites and distribution centers worldwide to help power them with renewable energy.
Whirlpool Corporation has also signed virtual power purchase agreements with energy companies to fund wind and solar farms that will generate renewable energy for the grid.
Additionally, the company has designed innovative household products that are energy and water-efficient without compromising on style. By 2030, Whirlpool Corporation aims to reduce emissions at a 2016 baseline by an additional 20 percent.
The company is also taking steps to reduce waste material by utilizing high-performance recycled plastics in its products. Furthermore, Whirlpool Corporation aims to achieve a zero-waste-to-landfill status in all its manufacturing sites by 2022.
In summary, Whirlpool Corporation is taking significant steps to promote environmental sustainability, and this has earned them recognition as an industry leader.
The company’s commitment to environmental sustainability sets an example for other businesses to follow in positively impacting society and the environment.