Mettawa, IL – Brunswick Corporation, the world’s largest marine technology company, recently announced its annual Sustainability Leadership Awards which celebrate the Company’s commitment to sustainable, responsible practices by recognizing outstanding environmental contributions of individuals and teams at Brunswick facilities around the world.
Now in its third year, the award nominations represented teams from 11 facilities and seven countries around the world. Combined, the estimated annual environmental benefit includes:
- 10.6 million gallons of water saved.
- 3.9 kWh of electricity reduced.
- 429 tons of waste diverted from landfill.
- 2,207 metric tons of CO2e emissions avoided.
Brunswick’s 2023 Sustainability Leadership Award Winners are:
Brunswick 2023 Environmental Sustainability Leadership Team Award
The Maintenance & Controls Team at Mercury Marine’s Plant 15 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin was recognized for a project to introduce an enhanced coolant control, recycling & recovery system. The new system is expected to improve production reliability and reduce operating costs along with delivering the following annual environmental benefits:
- Reduction of 25,000 gallons in coolant usage due to coolant recovery and recycling processes.
- Reduction of approximately 1 million gallons of water usage.
- Reduction in chemical usage of 50%.
- Reduction of 140 tons of material previously sent to landfill.
Mercury Marine team members for this project included: Eric Gerlach, Robert Krudwig, Chris Lee, Matthew Liebelt, Todd Martin, Kevin Moreau, Tyler Thurke, and Steven Tolzman.
Brunswick 2023 Environmental Sustainability Leadership Individual Award
Brian Jenquine, Electrical Engineer and Certified Energy Manager at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac was recognized for his ongoing impact on environmental sustainability.
“Brian has long been a champion of sustainability across Brunswick, most recently completing a multi-year lighting conversion project that is expected to deliver annual electricity savings of over 2.7 million kWh,” said Jennifer Koenig, Brunswick Corporation Chief Sustainability Officer. “This year he proactively led the creation of the Mercury Marine Plant Energy Team to drive increased focus on energy management to help Brunswick meet its sustainability goals.”
Each winner will receive $5,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.
About Brunswick Corporation
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) is the global leader in marine recreation, delivering innovation that transforms experiences on the water and beyond. Our unique, technology-driven solutions are informed and inspired by deep consumer insights and powered by our belief that “Next Never Rests™”. Brunswick is dedicated to industry leadership, to being the best and most trusted partner to our many customers, and to building synergies and ecosystems that enable us to challenge convention and define the future. Brunswick is home to more than 60 industry-leading brands. In the category of Marine Propulsion, these brands include, Mercury Marine, Mercury Racing, MerCruiser and Flite. Brunswick’s comprehensive collection of parts, accessories, distribution, and technology brands includes Mercury Engine Parts & Accessories, BLA and Land ‘N’ Sea. Our Navico Group and its industry-leading technology brands consist of Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, Mastervolt, RELiON, Attwood and Whale. Our Boat brands are some of the best known in the world, including Boston Whaler, Lund, Sea Ray, Bayliner, Harris Pontoons, Princecraft and Quicksilver. In addition, our service, digital and shared-access businesses include Freedom Boat Club, Boateka and a range of financing, insurance, and extended warranty businesses. While focused primarily on the marine industry, Brunswick also successfully leverages its portfolio of advanced technologies to deliver an exceptional suite of solutions in mobile and industrial applications. Headquartered in Mettawa, IL, Brunswick has approximately 18,000 employees operating in 27 countries. In 2022, Brunswick was named by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, both for the third consecutive year. For more information, visit brunswick.com.