BENTON HARBOR — In the wake of George Floyd’s death and protests across the country, Whirlpool Corp.’s senior leadership is reflecting on how they can make sure that racism and social inequality have no place within the company.

In a letter sent to employees last week, Whirlpool CEO and President Marc Bitzer announced the Whirlpool Racial Equality Pledge, a multi-year commitment to improve Black representation at all levels within the company and take “community-building actions” in its operations.

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