Brunswick Corp. has published its 2020 Sustainability Report, which the company said highlights its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies via its efforts to increase clean manufacturing and its stewardship in the many communities in which it operates.
The report, Our Stake in Tomorrow’s Tide, focuses on the pillars of energy, environment, products, and people and includes the collective efforts they have taken, including protecting the health and safety of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic; in 2020, Brunswick logged the lowest recordable incident rate in company history.
“Brunswick understands the impact our businesses and products have on the environment and our opportunities to lead the way in sustainable, responsible business practices,” said CEO Dave Foulkes in a statement. “We are committed to continually broadening, advancing, and delivering on our sustainability mission and to improving the communities in which we live and work, and in which our products operate.”
Other highlights include achieving a major milestone for the builder: Reaching Zero Waste to Landfill status at its Fort Wayne, Ind., facility, where Harris and Cypress Cay pontoons are manufactured. The site is also home to the company’s Pontoon Technology Center.
In addition, a large photovoltaic array was completed at Mercury Marine’s world headquarters in Wisconsin — the company’s goal is to derive 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2030.
Brunswick was recognized for its ESG initiatives over the course of last year, including being named by as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” in an annual ranking of companies by Forbes; Brunswick ranked 10th overall and was No. 1 in the manufacturing category. Newsweek also included the company on its 2021 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies.
“Our commitment to sustainability, safety, and corporate responsibility extends across our layers of governance and management, and throughout the entire enterprise...,” said Foulkes. “As the global marine industry leader, it is our role to lead the way in sustainability just as in many other areas.”