Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden

Evinrude attains Wisconsin Green Masters level status for second year

by Wendy Wilson 15 Dec 2018 08:10 PST
Evinrude receives Green Masters recognition © Rus Graham

Evinrude announced today that for the second year, it has received recognition as a Green Master, the highest sustainable business rating from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council's Green Masters Program. Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the Green Masters Program works to identify businesses that have taken at least one action within each of the nine pillars of 'sustainability'. Participants in the program (almost 200 in calendar year 2017) receive recognition for their sustainability accomplishments and develop ideas for future sustainability actions. Only 20 percent of companies that applied during the calendar year are identified and recognized at the Green Masters level for the year.

Following its 2017 induction into the program, Evinrude continued to make sustainability a top priority, implementing several key changes to their business practices and continuing community outreach efforts that support the environment. Evinrude installed a new factory make-up air handling system and end-of-line quality system. The make-up air handling system helps improve the operator environment within the manufacturing facility and the end-of-line system helps to reduce process emissions and fuel consumption by more than 50 percent.

"Evinrude invented the first commercially viable outboard engine and we are continuously improving marine technology to give our customers an uncompromised boating experience," said Tracy Crocker, senior vice president and general manager, Evinrude. "For 110 years, Evinrude has been at the cutting edge of innovation, leading the industry in ease of use and fuel efficiency but we know creating sustainable products is not the only action Evinrude can take to protect our environment. To that end, we continue to adopt sustainable business practices for our workplace and take steps to ensure that our manufacturing process has a limited impact on our community."

The Green Masters Program is an objective, points-based recognition and assessment program that enables Wisconsin businesses of all sizes and from any sector to join a group of like-minded companies that are on the road to sustainability. The program has established three levels of participation: Green Apprentice, Green Professional, and Green Master. Evinrude was recognized today at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference.

"Evinrude continues to demonstrate how a large company can develop a successful sustainability strategy that helps not only the company, but surrounding communities," said Tom Eggert, executive director, Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. "In today's economy, meaningful and impactful sustainability efforts are paramount to staying competitive. It is an honor to recognize outstanding companies like Evinrude for their efforts to make Wisconsin greener."

"We see tremendous value in investing in sustainable business practices," said Jeff Wasil, emissions compliance engineer, Evinrude. "Even if these practices cost us more at the onset, they are essential to ensuring we limit our environmental impact. For example, last heating season, Evinrude implemented an energy recovery system, which allowed us to heat our test buildings without the use of natural gas through a closed-loop water system we installed to help reduce water waste. Although this system is costlier, it is without a doubt the right thing to do for the environment."

Evinrude's commitment to sustainability remains at the core of its business practices. In recent years, it has invested heavily in technologies that help eliminate waste, save water and reduce the amount of energy used while maintaining comfortability and operability in the manufacturing and testing facilities. Beyond sustainable business practices, Evinrude has been involved in community environmental efforts, including coordinating employee volunteers for local river cleanups and supporting graduate research at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences.

Evinrude's engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications, and are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Follow Evinrude on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude.

Related Articles

Evinrude launches new 3-Cylinder E-TEC G2 models
Designed to give more boaters confidence on the water - in any situation Evinrude announced today the expansion of the revolutionary Evinrude E-TEC G2 product line to include 115 H.O., 140HP and 150HP models. Evinrude's extended line-up is designed to give more boaters confidence on the water - in any situation. Posted on 13 Jun
Evinrude takes part in American Boating Congress
Evinrude advocates for the industry at the American Boating Congress Evinrude have announced that Tracy Crocker; Jeff Wasil and James Irwin attended the American Boating Congress in Washington D.C. last week. Posted on 24 May
Evinrude named Official Engine Supplier
For American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America's Cup Evinrude announced today that it has been named Official Engine Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, a professional sailing team and Challenger for the 36th America's Cup. Posted on 2 May
BRP Marine Group announces acquisition of Telwater
BRP Marine Group announces acquisition of Telwater BRP (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 80% of the outstanding shares of Telwater Pty Ltd ("Telwater"), Australia's leading and largest manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers. Posted on 2 May
Evinrude announces donation at Spring Cleanup
New boat and engine to Milwaukee Riverkeeper Evinrude and Alumacraft announced today the donation of an Alumacraft boat powered by an Evinrude E-TEC engine to the Milwaukee Riverkeeper. The boat and engine will be used to support Milwaukee Riverkeeper's mission Posted on 1 May
Evinrude releases new Nautilus Engine Gauges
Evinrude announced the launch of Nautilus 3.5-inch Color display Evinrude announced today the launch of a new addition to its line of color engine displays – the Nautilus 3.5-inch Color display. Designed to complement the latest in vessel helm design, the new round Nautilus display, with a compact form factor Posted on 8 Mar
Evinrude announces $2M engine donation to ABYC
To combat industry-wide technician shortage Evinrude, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) announced today that Evinrude will donate two million dollars' worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines Posted on 15 Feb
Evinrude announces Perfect 10 Sales event
Industry-leading coverage on all new E-TEC engine purchases Consumers who purchase and take delivery of eligible Evinrude E-TEC engines during the Perfect 10 Sales Event will qualify for a 10-year, non-declining, 100% factory-backed extended service coverage valued at up to $5,500 (USD). Posted on 30 Jan
Evinrude becomes MLF Bass Pro Tour sponsor
Signing on as a sponsor of the new Major League Fishing Evinrude announced today that it has signed on as a sponsor of the new Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour and will be the title sponsor of the series' Stages in 2019. Posted on 18 Jan
Evinrude announces Program Year 2018 Awards
Recognizing the Evinrude dealer network in the U.S. and Canada Evinrude announced today the recipients of their Program Year 2018 Dealer of the Year awards; recognizing the Evinrude dealer network in the U.S. and Canada for excellence in sales and support. Posted on 19 Nov 2018
RS Sailing 2019 - FooterMelges IC37 2019 FooterZhik 2018 Yacht 728x90 BOTTOM