2013 Sustainability Report

Sustainability Policy

We are committed to meeting our fiscal responsibilities while developing and manufacturing products in a manner that is safe, environmentally responsible, protective of the earth's natural resources and fosters improvements in the quality of life for all stakeholders.

Mercury Marine is the world's largest manufacturer of marine engines - products that allow people throughout the world to play and work on the water. Respected as an industry leader in the development of engine technology and manufacturing processes, Mercury Marine is setting the pace and establishing new standards as the marine industry moves forward with contemporary low-emissions outboard, inboard and sterndrive marine propulsion systems.

Sustainability Progress

We are committed to meeting our fiscal responsibilities while developing and manufacturing products in a manner that is safe, environmentally responsible, protective of the earth's natural resources and fosters improvements in the quality of life for all stakeholders.

Mercury Marine is the world's largest manufacturer of marine engines - products that allow people throughout the world to play and work on the water. Respected as an industry leader in the development of engine technology and manufacturing processes, Mercury Marine is setting the pace and establishing new standards as the marine industry moves forward with contemporary low-emissions outboard, inboard and sterndrive marine propulsion systems.

  • Global energy consumption was reduced 10% even as production activity increased. Global water consumption was reduced 7.9%.
  • In 2012, a new paint system in Fond du Lac, Wis., reduced both VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions and hazardous waste generation by 50%.
  • Across its product line, Mercury has fully integrated exhaust catalyst technology for inboard and sterndrive gasoline engines that meets or exceeds current EPA emissions standards.
  • The 150 FourStroke outboard engine, introduced in 2011, has an emissions certification 25% lower than Mercury's existing 150hp Verado FourStroke engine.
  • In 2012, 37% of eligible U.S. employees participated in biometric screenings and health risk assessments to promote personal wellness improvement.
  • Approximately 99% of the aluminum used by Mercury Marine to manufacture engines in 2012 came from recycled sources, and 100% of the aluminum in the newly created engines is recyclable.
2003 Mercury has more CARB (California Air Resources Board) 3-Star certified outboard engines than any other manufacturer.
2004 Verado outboard engines with supercharged, four-stroke technology set new standards for fuel economy and emissions.
2005 OptiMax 225 Pro XS is first fuel-efficient, performance outboard built on main assembly line.
2006 Mercury leads industry with highest percentage of sales from low-emission outboards.
Zeus pod systems provide up to 30 percent better fuel economy than inboards.
2007 Refined 150 Verado delivers up to 43 percent better fuel economy than direct-injected two-stroke competitor engine of equal horsepower better fuel economy than inboards.
2008 Catalyzed sterndrive and inboard emissions meet or beat CARB standards.
2009 New 8.2L big block engine is first model to come standard with catalyst technology and ultra-low emissions.
2010 ECO-Screen named green product of the year for helping boaters achieve significant improved fuel efficiency.
2012 Mercury 150 FourStroke is launched with emissions certification lower than Mercury's existing 150 FourStroke engine.
2013 Fuel Demand Valve by Attwood Marine (a Mercury Marine company) is named Marine Product of the Year by West Marine.

Mercury Marine

Founded: 1939

Revenues: $2 billion

Employees: 5,200 worldwide

Global: Manufacturing plants in four countries; global distribution networks in more than 130 countries
Business segments:

Marine Outboards

Marine Sterndrives

Trolling Motors

Marine Propellers

Marine Control Systems, Parts and Accessories