Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Whirlpool to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 3 Percent
Dec 10, 2003
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.) announced that it is committed to reducing its global greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent from its 1998 emissions level.

The appliance producer said it expects to achieve this reduction target by 2008, while also increasing global home appliance production by nearly 40 percent over the same 10-year period.

The 3-percent cut in carbon emissions translates into an annual reduction of approximately 4 million metric tons, or a more than 15-million-metric-ton reduction from Whirlpool's 1998 emissions level, the company said. The 15-million-ton reduction annually is equivalent to the carbon emissions released by 28 coal-fired power plants or 10 million U.S. cars, it added.

Whirlpool made the announcement in Milan, Italy, during the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol.

"Whatever political solution the global community agrees on with regard to the best mechanism for collectively addressing climate change, our company will continue its efforts to do our part, while at the same time bring unique, innovative and energy-efficient products to our customers," said Tom Catania, Whirlpool's vice president of Government Relations.

Mr. Catania added that Whirlpool believes that enough is known about the issue of global climate change to indicate that a prudent and responsible course of action is for companies globally to initiate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Whirlpool said most of its efforts to achieve its emissions reduction through 2008 will be focused on continuing to produce energy-efficient home appliances. These efforts will help to sharply reduce the emissions of electrical utilities, which produce the power that run appliances, the company said.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Oct 2, 2014: Consumer confidence down in September

Oct 2, 2014: Canadian HVAC/R wholesaler sales down 0.8% in August

Oct 1, 2014: Whirlpool on Manufacturing Day: on track to exceed $1 billion U.S. investment goal

Oct 1, 2014: Commercial appliance spending and other restaurant capital spending solid in August

Oct 1, 2014: Appliance maker Gorenje is first Slovenian company with a European Works Council

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC
June 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: April 2014
May 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: March 2014
April 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: February 2014




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows