Evinrude achieves Green Master’s status

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Evinrude’s E-TEC G2 250-hp outboard is one of the cleanest-burning outboards on the market.

Evinrude’s E-TEC G2 250-hp outboard is one of the cleanest-burning outboards on the market.

For the second consecutive year, Evinrude has earned Green Master status in the Wisconsin Green Masters Program, which recognizes and assesses state businesses on their sustainability in a variety of categories.

“Evinrude is committed to preserving the environment for future generations to enjoy,” Tracy Crocker, senior vice president and general manager of Evinrude, said in a statement. “That is why we use innovative technologies to ensure our products are more fuel efficient and better for the environment than any other outboard. We know creating sustainable products is not the only action we can take to protect the environment so we are also committed to sustainable practices throughout our workplace.”

The program is grounded in a survey that rewards points for a variety of actions. These are grouped into areas that include energy, climate, workforce, governance and community, and outreach.

“Sustainability is essential for companies seeking to compete in today’s economy,” Kevin Banas, director of the Green Masters Program, said in the statement. “Evinrude serves as a great example of how a large company can incorporate a sustainability strategy to better itself, the community and the environment. Their score demonstrates their commitment to sustainability, and their efforts are paying off.”

Evinrude implements sustainable practices in its facilities to ensure minimal environmental impact. Major sustainability initiatives include installing a closed-loop water and energy recovery system and developing clean-technology outboards that burn alternative biofuels. End-of-line testing has resulted in reduced process emissions and fuel consumption by more than 50 percent. Evinrude has also installed a heat-recovery unit on existing process emissions-control devices and has brought new-technology outboard engines to market with fuel efficiency improvements of more than 15 percent.

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