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Whirlpool Corporation—PRIDE: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied Inclusion

Whirlpool Corporation strives to create an internal workplace culture that allows and encourages its personnel to bring their full selves to work. This means an open, supportive, and inclusive environment where it is possible for LGBT employees to feel comfortable coming out. In accordance with these values, Whirlpool has had non-discrimination policies covering sexual orientation in place since 2002, with an expansion to include gender identity and expression in 2007. Whirlpool Corporation’s PRIDE network, the company’s third grassroots employee diversity network, was established in 1999 and has played an important role in the formation of the company’s diversity policies.