Mercury Marine published its 2020 Sustainability Report, which the company said highlights its Environmental, Social and Governance strategies through its efforts to increase clean manufacturing and stewardship.
The downloadable report focuses on the pillars of energy, environment, products and people, and includes the collective efforts taken, including protecting the health and safety of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We needed to re-engineer many work processes and procedures to discourage the spread of Covid‑19 while continuing to build products that people could enjoy in wide‑open marine environment,” Mercury president Chris Drees said in a statement. “We modified our sustainability practices to overcome unique challenges, and we upheld our responsibilities.”
With a deadline for the end of 2025, Mercury pledged to:
• reduce water consumption by 25 percent
• reduce global energy consumption by 25 percent
• convert 50 percent of global warehouse operations to landfill‑free facilities
The company also pledged to derive half of its electricity consumption from renewable sources by the end of 2030.
Mercury cited several ways it will achieve these goals. Last year, it completed a large photovoltaic array at its world headquarters in Wisconsin. The company continues to update HVAC and lighting systems, passive heating and more. Also, it utilizes 100 percent recycled aluminum for many engine parts, and its outboard line has earned three‑star, ultra-low emissions ratings from the California Air Resources Board.
The report also outlines the company’s commitment to employee health, charitable causes, and the key drivers of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives.