SB Brand-Led Culture Change, Build the brand of tomorrow - today!

New Metrics
Industry Partners Publish First Sustainability Standard for Household Cooking Appliances

Whirlpool has announced that nine of its cooking appliances are among the industry’s first certified under the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Sustainability Standard for Cooking Products — the first voluntary sustainability standard for household cooking products, developed by AHAM, UL Environment and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group.

The Sustainability Standard for household cooking appliances include convection, non-convection and steam products such as ranges, built-in cooktops and ovens. This new standard is the fourth in a family of product sustainability standards under development by AHAM, CSA Group and UL Environment intended for use by manufacturers, governments, retailers and others to identify environmentally preferable products.

"Increased energy efficiency has been an important focus at Whirlpool Corporation for more than 40 years," said Maureen Sertich, North America sustainability lead. "This latest certification is exciting because it means consumers can find laundry, refrigeration and now cooking home appliances that meet the AHAM Sustainability Standards and can have efficient appliances in their home.”

AHAM, CSA Group and UL Environment say this standard is meant to serve as an objective and practical measurement tool to assist cooking appliance manufacturers in evaluating the environmental sustainability of home appliances. Other major appliance standards are under development and are expected to be published later in 2015.

3 Key Insights to Support Carbon-Labeling Ambitions

The SB Socio-Cultural Trends Research, conducted in partnership with Ipsos, tracks the changing drivers and behaviors of consumers around the intersection of brands and sustainable living. Our latest report explores how brands can maximize the impact of their sustainability efforts by approaching carbon-label strategies through the lens of consumer perceptions — learn more in SB’s Q4 Pulse highlights report.

In 2013, LG Electronics’ advanced front-load clothes washers became the first in the world to meet the requirements of the CSA sustainability verification service, which takes a broad, multi-attribute and holistic approach to assessing the environmental impacts of residential clothes washers. The Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers takes a multi-attribute approach developed using life-cycle assessment information along with other key factors influencing product environmental performance such as materials, manufacturing and operations, energy and water consumption during use, innovation, use of consumables and end-of-life management.

In other Whirlpool news, last month the company helped attendees of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show imagine the future of a fully connected home ecosystem — from smart products such as the first connected, donation-enabled laundry pair, to a socially networked kitchen environment concept with smarter surfaces.


More Stories

Featured Brand Voices

Have Sustainable Brands delivered right to your inbox.
We offer free, twice weekly newsletters designed to help you create and maintain your company's competitive edge by adopting smarter, more sustainable business strategies and practices.
Copyright ©2007-2023 Sustainable Life Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sustainable Brands® is a registered trademark of Sustainable Life Media, Inc.