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Mercury Marine has earned “Green Master” designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for the fifth consecutive year. The news was announced this morning in a press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., marine engine and accessories company.
Earning the Green Master designation places Mercury among the top 20 percent of the nearly 200 participating companies.
“Manufacturing and operating our business in a highly sustainable fashion remain integral and important aspects of our culture and our actions,” said John Pfeifer, the president of Mercury Marine, in the release. “We constantly strive to decrease our carbon footprint, minimize our use of natural resources and energy, and implement programs and activities that benefit our employees and the communities in which we work and live.
Receiving recognition from the Green Masters program reiterates that our efforts are making a difference.”
The Green Masters Program measures companies on a broad range of sustainability issues ranging from energy and water conservation to waste management, community outreach and education. According to the release, Mercury Marine scored well above the state average in eight of the nine sustainability categories. The company scored 599 total points, just six points shy of the maximum. The program average was 364.