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Whirlpool Corporation receives Community Inclusion Award

Whirlpool Corporation first to receive Community Inclusion Award from Disability Network Southwest Michigan.

group of Whirlpool Corp/AVID volunteers posed with award

The Board of Directors and Staff of Disability Network Southwest Michigan established a new honorary award this year – the Community Inclusion Award. The award recognizes and celebrates the initiatives, policies and practices of a community organization or business in Southwest Michigan that embraces disability and works to ensure inclusion for their employees, community and customers.

At Disability Network’s annual ADA Celebration, which was held on July 26, 2019, Whirlpool Corporation was awarded the 2019 Community Inclusion Award. Whirlpool Corporation, with headquarters in Benton Harbor, has made great strides toward inclusion in their workplace, products and community. Whirlpool’s work environment values the diversity of their workforce, including those with disabilities, and allows employees to feel truly included and welcome at work. Whirlpool encourages and supports employees in partnering with local nonprofits and public entities that serve diverse communities, sharing their time and talents working toward inclusion in the community. Whirlpool’s dedication to physical access for employees and customers can be seen in their building and product designs.

“It is an honor to present the first Community Inclusion Award to Whirlpool Corporation. Whirlpool’s commitment to inclusion is evident in all they do for their employees, community and customers,” said Joel W. Cooper, President and CEO of Disability Network Southwest Michigan.