Brunswick Corporation announced the publication of its first Company-wide Sustainability Report. Themed “Thinking Beyond the Horizon”, the report is part of the Company’s commitment to advance the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of its business and leverage its considerable resources and scale to address improvement opportunities important for the future of outdoor recreation and its stakeholders.
“We are excited to showcase our sustainability initiatives and successes to the world,” said Dave Foulkes, Brunswick Corporation Chief Executive Officer. “Brunswick understands the impact its business has on the world and the opportunities we have to lead the way in sustainable, responsible practices.”
Leveraging the decade-long success of the Sustainability program established at its largest Division – Mercury Marine, Brunswick used the winning strategy of its engine business to drive the multi-year effort across the balance of its marine enterprise. Focused on the pillars of energy, environment, products, and people, the report highlights the Company’s accomplishments and its long-term goals and objectives.
Among the company results, the Report indicates a 3% reduction in natural gas and electricity use as well as a 15% decline in water consumption in 2019; a reduction of VOC (Volatile organic compounds) emissions by 19% and hazardous waste by 16% in 2019; nearly 18,000 tons of aluminum recycled; a reduction of recordable workplace incidents by nearly 11%. Brunswick also adopted the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
“The report highlights the fine work underway in each of our businesses and establishes a baseline for targeted improvement areas,” said Foulkes. “Our commitment to continuous improvement and developing and sharing best practices in ESG and other areas across the enterprise will continue to drive value creation and advance our leadership. We understand the unmistakable link between families and friends enjoying time on the water and the success of our sustainability efforts. It is a profound privilege and responsibility we accept and an opportunity we embrace.”
(Brunswick “Thinking Beyond the Horizon”, the Sustainability Report – Barchemagazine.com – March 2020)