Mercury Marine Named ‘Green Master’


Mercury Marine has earned a “Green Master” designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for the fourth consecutive year, according to a press release from the company. According to the release, that designation keeps the Fond du Lac-based manufacturer in the top 20 percent of the 175 participating companies.

“Applying sustainable manufacturing processes to create the most sustainable products is at the core of our culture at Mercury Marine,” said John Pfeifer, the president of the company, in the release. “In every facet of our business—from product design and manufacturing to employee wellness initiatives and community education and support—Mercury is committed to setting and accomplishing significant goals in sustainability.”

The Green Masters Program measures and ranks companies on a broad range of sustainability issues. According to the release, Mercury ranked exceptionally high in energy and water conservation, waste management, community outreach and education. The company scored well above the state average in nearly all of the nine sustainability categories, and scored 479 total points – 37 points higher than in 2013—out of a possible 592. The program average was 314.

Mercury earned its first Green Master designation in 2011.

“To earn this prestigious and important designation once was an honor,” said Kevin Grodzki, Mercury Marine’s president of global sales and marketing. “To earn this four consecutive years speaks volumes about Mercury’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.”

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