"Our passion for sustainability continues to evolve, not just in our products, but in our people and our processes," said
"It's no secret that fossil fuels power the marine industry," said Pfeifer. "Instead of being part of the problem, Mercury invests a lot of time and capital on being part of the solution."
Mercury kicked off its 75th Anniversary in 2014 by winning the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award presented annually by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC).
Some of Mercury's sustainable headlines in 2013 include:
- Employees recycled 24,558 pounds of electronics - an increase of 25 percent over the 2012 total.
- Mercury won the Gold Pinnacle Award from the
- Mercury introduced its one-of-a-kind Mercury Enertia ECO propeller that was designed specifically for high-horsepower outboard-powered boats. The patent pending design provides boaters a 10 percent increase in fuel economy at cruising speeds. At today's gas prices, this propeller alone will save that boater more than
- "Mercury has successfully met the challenges of the most stringent global environmental regulations while providing the durability, reliability and performance our customers expect across a broad range of applications," Pfeifer said. "Recognizing that our suppliers play a critical role in our business by providing essential components, technology and services, we have begun an active outreach program with our suppliers to encourage their focus on sustainability."
- Mercury's entire sustainability report from 2013 can be viewed at: http://www.mercurymarine.com/about/sustainability/
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