For the seventh year in a row, Mercury Marine has earned a Green Masters designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. The news was announced in press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., marine engine and accessories company.
Earning the Green Master distinction places Mercury among the top 20 percent of the approximately 200 participating companies, according to the release. In 2017, Mercury received a sustainability score of 643 points, “well above the necessary” score to retain its Green Master status.
The Green Master Program measures companies on a broad range of sustainability issues ranging from energy and water conservation to waste management, community outreach and education.
“We are honored to receive a Green Masters designation for the seventh consecutive years,” said Scott Louks, Mercury Marine sustainability and facilities project management manager, in the release. “We emphasize sustainability in everything we do from our processes to our people and it takes a commitment from all 6,200 global employees to meet and exceed our goals. We have robust plans for the future and I’m confident that we will continue to lead the way in the marine industry and effect significant growth in sustainability.”
Mercury Marine recently released its 2017 Sustainability Report “details the company’s progress towards its key pillars of energy, environment, products and people,” the release stated. The report highlights fuel-efficient products, water and energy conservation milestones and features a brand-new solar panel roof at Mercury’s EMEA headquarters.
“Additionally, the report shows that, in each of the major categories of its sustainability initiative, Mercury has met or exceeded its goals,” the release stated.