Corprate Bias Ratings
Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool), a home appliance company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Whirlpool covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), supports the Equality Act, and funds multiple LGBTQ organizations. Its subsidiary Kitchen Aid has a partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Whirlpool mandates unconscious bias training for its employees and is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving but has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Whirlpool Corporation receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Whirlpool received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means Whirlpool has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Whirlpool’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Whirlpool signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act and implemented Unconscious Bias and Empathy training for its employees (1)(2). The company’s CEO signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Whirlpool has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) (3)(4). KitchenAid, a subsidiary of Whirlpool, has a partnership with popular transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney and Whirlpool is a corporate sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (6)(7)(8).
All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
December 8, 2023
Company reports are intended for educational use only. Full Disclaimer