MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ -- Whirlpool Canada received the 2016 ENERGY STAR® Manufacturer of the Year Appliances award from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Whirlpool Corporation has a long history in environmental stewardship including helping to draft the first ENERGY STAR appliance standards. The company is committed to creating water- and energy-efficient products for homes throughout Canada and the world.
"We are proud to offer our consumers a variety of innovative, efficient and high-performance appliances for their home," said Gary Power, vice president and general manager for Whirlpool Canada. "And we are delighted to be recognized with the Manufacturer of the Year Appliances award again this year."
The award recognizes achievements that advance market transformation related to energy efficiency, and Whirlpool Canada's ongoing leadership. Whirlpool Canada has received an impressive thirteen ENERGY STAR Recognition Awards, including ten as Manufacturer of the Year, one as Participant of the Year, and two for Sustained Excellence.
"Congratulations to Whirlpool Canada on their ENERGY STAR Canada award. I thank them for their extraordinary leadership and sustained commitment to the ENERGY STAR Initiative, which helps Canadians make responsible, energy-efficient choices," said The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources.
In 2015 Whirlpool Canada sold more than a half million units of ENERGY STAR certified appliances led by a comprehensive re-launch of the KitchenAid brand. All KitchenAid brand dishwashers sold by the company were ENERGY STAR certified. Whirlpool Canada was also the Official Appliance and Athlete Laundry Services Supplier of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games which included installing 200 Maytag brand ENERGY STAR certified washers and dryers in the Athletes' Village.
This past year, with the launch of its HybridCare™ clothes dryer with Heat Pump Technology, Whirlpool also certified it's first ENERGY STAR gas dryers.
About Whirlpool Canada
Whirlpool is the largest manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances in Canada, with 250 employees and $1 billion in annual sales. In 2015, the company sold more than a half a million units of ENERGY STAR certified units in Canada, through an estimated 1300 retail locations throughout the country as well as developers, contractors and builders. In 2015, Whirlpool marketed ENERGY STAR certified washers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers, across all its brands - Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag, and Amana. Additional information about the company can be found at whirlpoolcanada.com or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. Additional information about the company can be found at whirlpoolcorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is administered by Natural Resources Canada under an Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. It is a voluntary market-based collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today ENERGY STAR offers consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.nrcan.gc.ca
SOURCE Whirlpool Canada