At GE Appliances, we’re powered by inspiration, innovation and a vision to not just build the world’s best appliances, but to build stronger communities.
Through our Corporate Citizenship efforts, we come together to make and deliver good things that people need in the places where our employees live and work. Whether we’re providing frontline healthcare workers with new washers and dryers to clean and sanitize uniforms, helping outfit new homes for homeless veterans, offering consumers a lineup of hundreds of Energy Star appliances, or creating a more sustainable supply chain, our values at GE Appliances demonstrate and reflect our desire to protect our planet and strengthen the communities where we live and work.
Inclusion and Diversity
The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve.
Our volunteer efforts and investments with community partners connect people with the resources they need to be successful and shape our future workforce. Whether we’re mentoring students, investing in manufacturing pathway programs or revitalizing entire neighborhoods, our employees show how much they value their communities by sharing their time and their talents.
Compliance and Ethics
Our goal for GE Appliances and its worldwide subsidiaries is for all employees to act with integrity and promote a culture of compliance and ethics in order to be known by our stakeholders, partners and owners as a business you can trust and as one that operates openly and honestly.
Throughout our state-of-the-art supply chain, GE Appliances is committed to reducing its environmental impact. From sourcing to manufacturing and distribution, our goal is to reduce our environmental footprint and help responsibly recycle appliances when they reach their end of life.
Corporate Citizenship Report
GE Appliances has a long history of investing to build stronger communities, promoting a culture of inclusion & diversity, offering hundreds of Energy Star appliances, and taking steps to help protect the environment. In 2021, the business published its first Corporate Citizenship Report outlining its progress as a company and charting a path forward for the future.
15,000 volunteer hours from employees helped community partners complete 75 projects.
100% of executive leadership team completed unconscious bias training.
80% landfill diversion completed at Appliance Park.
Donating Appliances to First Responders & Healthcare Workers
During the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, GE Appliances joined with United Way Worldwide to create the GEA4Heroes program to provide thousands of appliances to healthcare workers and first responders. More than ever, appliances were needed to keep food and medicine safe, laundry and dishes clean and sanitized, and food prepared for families and teams. The needs-based donations were delivered to frontline workers in nearly every state in the U.S. GE Appliances is honored to support the men and women who are protecting our communities.
Thank You to Our Heroes
GE Appliances has been a leader in developing many of Louisville’s workforce development plans by investing in educational programs and developing new ways of promoting manufacturing careers. This included the creation of the Greater Louisville chapter of the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME), a work-and-learn program in which recent high school graduates are paid for 40-hours a week, including the two days spent in community college classes and graduate after two years practically debt-free with an associate’s degree in manufacturing technology.
The company has also re-established a long-dormant apprenticeship program for incumbent workers interested in upgrading their skills and increasing their earnings. And GE Appliances serves on the steering committee of Jefferson County Public Schools' Academies of Louisville initiative to ensure that more students graduate college and career ready. We are the premier business partner for the manufacturing career pathway at Doss High School.
The company also created GEA2DAY, a flexible workforce opportunity for high school and college students and others seeking part-time positions to work shifts on Mondays and Fridays and gain eligibility for tuition reimbursement up to $6,000 a year. In addition, we are a lead employer in Louisville Metro Government’s SummerWorks program, which provides high school students with full-time positions and training to alleviate youth unemployment.
We’re committed to helping build stronger communities through community investments and partnerships with non-profit organizations focused on public education, developing the next generation of STEM and manufacturing professionals through the lens of equity and equality. Eligible non-profit organizations may submit a grant application by invitation during designated submission dates. Requests for appliance donations may be submitted throughout the year at GEA Way Community Investments.