Whirlpool Canada Named 2014 ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year

Oct. 15, 2014
Whirlpool, which helped to draft the first ENERGY STAR appliance standards, has reduced its absolute GHG emissions by 6.6% from 2003-2012.

The Natural Resources Canada announced on Oct. 14 that Whirlpool Canada received its 2014 ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year award

The award recognizes achievements that advance market transformation related to energy efficiency.

"We are proud to receive this Manufacturer of the Year award, and proud of our long-term commitment to the ENERGY STAR program in Canada," said Gary Power, vice president and general manager, Whirlpool Canada.

Whirlpool, which helped to draft the first ENERGY STAR appliance standards, has reduced its absolute GHG emissions by 6.6% from 2003-2012.

Whirlpool Canada markets 350 models of ENERGY STAR qualified washers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers – 80% of the company's overall offerings. In June Whirlpool introduced the first ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryer.

About the Author

Adrienne Selko | Senior Editor - MH&L, IW, & EHS Today

Adrienne Selko has written about many topics over the 17 years she has been with Endeavor Business Media and currently focuses on workforce development strategies. Previously Adrienne was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank.

She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck? which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list. She is a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics, EHS Today, and IndustryWeek. 

Editorial Mission Statement:

Manufacturing is the enviable position of creating products, processes, and policies that solve the world’s problems. When the industry stepped up to manufacture what was necessary to combat the pandemic, it revealed its true nature. My goal is to showcase the sector’s ability to address a broad range of workforce issues including technology, training, diversity & inclusion, with a goal of enticing future generations to join this amazing sector.

Why I Find Manufacturing Interesting: 

On my first day working for a company that made medical equipment such as MRIs, I toured the plant floor. On every wall was a photo of a person, mostly children. I asked my supervisor why this was the case and he said that the work we do at this company has saved these people’s lives. “We never forget how important our work is and everyone’s contribution to that.” From that moment on I was hooked on manufacturing.

I have talked with many people in this field who have transformed their own career development to assist others. For example, companies are hiring those with disabilities, those previously incarcerated, and other talent pools that have been underutilized. I have talked with leaders who have brought out the best in their workforce, as well as employees doing their best work while doing good for the world.