Environmental responsibility from start to finish
Mercury Marine consistently demonstrates its deep concern and respect for a healthy environment by meeting and exceeding the most stringent environmental regulations, while creating durable, reliable products. For decades, Mercury has led the marine industry in reducing its use of natural resources, proving that a company can be environmentally responsible while reducing its costs.
The process starts by smelting recycled aluminum to create engine blocks. At the end of the process, Mercury products are delivered to dealers and boat builders in reusable shipping containers, saving money and landfill space. The effort also extends into the community, where Mercury spearheaded a project in which local school students decorated 55-gallon recycling containers and collected 1.2 tons of recyclable material.
No part of the manufacturing process escapes scrutiny; everything from cleaning and reusing manufacturing oils and cooling water to large-scale energy reduction are under constant review. For example, since 2011 Mercury has reduced its annual water usage by 250,000 gallons through changes in its paint system, and has saved 41 billion BTUs annually through similar paint system efforts, consolidation and implementation of a heat-recovery system.
For three consecutive years, Mercury has received the “Green Master” designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, placing it among the state’s top 20 percent of participating companies. Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, was awarded the 2011 Environmental Award for Economic Feasibility and Sustainability by the Union International Motonautique (UIM), the international powerboat sanctioning body.