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Managers and leaders must be able to analyze their organization’s response to sustainability as well as articulate Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). The purpose of this assignment is examine an organization’s approach to EPR and Sustainability. Review the Learning Module to learn more about EPR and Sustainability.
Collaborate in the discussion forum with your assigned group to evaluate how Whirlpool is managing EPR and sustainability in their product lifecycle. Review the resources below to inform your collaboration. (Following links open in new window)
State of California’s Product Stewardship and EPR
Overall Framework for EPR
Learn more about Whirlpool
Purpose, leadership, and structure of Whirlpool
Environmental sustainability at Whirlpool
Why Whirlpool is one of the top 25 respected companies in the US
Guide your discussion in the Collaboration forum in order to determine how effectively Whirlpool Corporation’s EPR strategies comply with the guidelines noted at in the framework.
Individually submit a written Case Study Analysis that responds to the following prompts.
Stewardship is a corporate ethic that exemplifies the responsible planning and management of resources. Stewardship can be applied to the many parts of an organization including, the environment, economics, materials, and property. How does Whirlpool Corporation’s stewardship support EPR and sustainability?
How does Whirlpool Corporation’s emphasis on EPR and sustainability relate to its purpose and culture?
Is there anything revealed in the Overall Framework for EPR in California that Whirlpool isn’t currently addressing? If so, explain your reasoning.
Investigate and cite a source regarding the product lifecycle for one or more products that you utilize or consume, such as electronic devices. Were there parallels between the EPR strategies for Whirlpool and the company that manufactures the product(s) you use? Compare and contrast the two EPR strategies. Which appears on paper to be more responsive to their external environment?
Citation Requirements: 1
Page Count: 2 – 3
Word Count: 500 – 750