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Consumer Packaged Goods

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Supply Chain, Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy




Benton Harbor, MI


Constanza benchmarked and analyzed methodologies for the calculation of Scope 3 (categories 1 and 12) and determined which are the most appropriate fit for Whirlpool Corporation.


Whirlpool Corporation, a global leader in major home appliances companies, has committed to reducing GHG emissions across all scopes. Being Scope 3 Whirlpool’s largest source of emissions, the company enlisted EDF Climate Corps Fellow Constanza Berron to benchmark what methodologies are being used for the calculation of categories 1 and 12, analyze which are the most appropriate fit for Whirlpool, and gather the data required to model these emissions for future integration in Whirlpool GHG Emission Management System (GEMS).


To approach this challenge, Constanza developed a fourth-step process: 

  • Conduct a benchmark analysis for Scope 3 Categories 1 & 12. The methodologies used by more than 20 companies were analyzed and compared. 
  • Analyze Whirlpool Sustainability Strategy and data availability. Constanza identified the Hybrid Method (for category 1) as the most appropriate fit for Whirlpool and she developed a template and a roadmap to continue with the supplier engagement process. 
  • Gather data required and model the emissions. Next, Constanza calculated the emissions from Category 1 and 12. For category 12, she also included a sensitivity analysis based on upcoming policies and regulatory changes. 
  • Recommend a path to disclose these categories to CDP and incorporate them into Whirlpool GHG Emission Management System (GEMS).

Potential Impact

Constanza identified the methodologies for Scope 3 categories 1 and 12 that most appropriate fit for Whirlpool Corporation. Being category 1 so hard to quantify, if Whirlpool implements the hybrid methodology, it will become a pioneer in applying one of the most accurate methods developed by the GHG Protocol today. Engaging with strategic suppliers will also allow Whirlpool to identify the right partners to deliver sustainable innovation. By addressing category 12, Whirlpool reflects responsibility for the end-of-life of electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) which is a global sustainability concern.

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