Quality of Life

2015 Goals

  • Provide a safe workplace in which employees are environmentally conscious
  • Engage 25% of the workforce in at least 20 hours of community-involvement activities each calendar year

2017 Goals

  • 50% of employees participating in wellness activities
  • 35% of workforce volunteering at least 20 hours of community involvement activities each calendar year
  • Provide more environmentally friendly employee commuting options, including carpooling networks and public transportation
  • Double the number of mentoring participants each year


The health, safety and well-being of our employees are vital components of our business, and we continue to work toward a goal of zero lost-time incidents. Mercury Marine is committed to enhancing the quality of life of its employees, both in and out of the workplace, in areas such as wellness, volunteerism and mentorship.


Safety - Provide a safe workplace in which employees are environmentally conscious.

Wellness - Improve health and lifestyle of employees and their families through strategic wellness activities.

Community Partnership - Engage with organizations in communities in which we operate.


  • In 2012, 37% of eligible U.S. employees participated in biometric screenings and health risk assessments to understand focus areas for personal wellness improvement.
  • In 2011, 16% of Mercury Marine employees surveyed stated they participated in at least 20 hours of volunteer activities in their communities. In 2012 the number increased to 30%. Volunteer programs included Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, United Way, food drives, school supply collections, highway-cleanup actions and other events.
  • STEM Mercury Marine partnered with the Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) School District to launch a charter school that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math through project-based learning methodology. The STEM Academy launched its inaugural school year in 2012-2013 with 100 students, grades 3-5. It has been expanded to grades 6-8 in the STEM Institute for the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Mentorship: 2012 marked the launch of the Mercury Marine Mentoring Network. The network pairs interested mentees with individuals who provide counsel on career development and planning. The program?s goal is to double the number of participants annually.
  • Utilize housekeeping audits and action-oriented leadership to eliminate lost-time incidents at all facilities.
  • Focus on Ergonomics: Ergonomics is a primary focus at Mercury Marine. We strive to manage ergonomic hazards through a combination of redesign and updating as new equipment comes on line. New technology is used to retrofit existing equipment that remains part of the manufacturing process.
Mercury Safety Incident Rates
Mercury Safety Incident Rates Half Marathon to encourage wellness
Mercury Suzhou (China) employees participated in the Jinji Lake Half Marathon to encourage wellness.
Food For Life organization in Milton, Ontario
Mercury employees in Canada conducted a successful food drive for the Food For Life organization in Milton, Ontario.
Mentor Rachel Wilde (left) and Merissa Hanson
Mentor Rachel Wilde (left) and Merissa Hanson
State-of-the-art ergonomic assembly-line equipment
Mercury Marine employees utilize state-of-the-art ergonomic assembly-line equipment.