Mercury Marine details progress toward sustainability goals

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Mercury Marine released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress in areas that include energy, environment, products and people.

The company said the report highlights fuel-efficient products, water and energy conservation milestones and features a new solar panel roof at Mercury's EMEA headquarters. Mercury also said the report shows that, in each of the major categories of its sustainability initiative, Mercury has met or exceeded its goals.

"It is our job to make sound business decisions that are not only good for the company, but also good for the planet," said Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer in a statement. "We are committed to manufacturing products that reduce energy consumption, give our consumers improved fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and decrease the use of natural resources. In addition, our manufacturing facilities are committed to sustainable practices. And our employees share experiences that enhance the quality of our lives and the lives of people in the communities where we work and live."

The four pillars of Mercury Marine’s sustainability initiative are:

  • Energy — Achieving greater energy efficiency by implementing energy-reducing projects, promoting best practices in energy management and employing new energy technologies;
  • Environment — Preserving the natural places where customers use Mercury products for work and play; decreasing the use of natural resources through conservation, redeployment and recycling; and returning purified resources to the planet whenever possible;
  • Product — Minimizing engines' impact on water, land and air — recognizing the need for an unspoiled environment in which to live and enjoy Mercury Marine products;
  • People — Helping people who relate with Mercury Marine — employees, partners, customers and the communities where Mercury operates — to enjoy happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

"Our future growth will be driven by our continued dedication to be the best corporate citizen and to set an example whereby the sustainable practices of one become the sustainable practices of all,” Pfeifer said.