More Wisconsin companies are embracing sustainable practices
Author: Joe Schulz
The company has increased the recyclable materials used in its packaging, created more refillable and reusable options for customers and worked to eliminate problematic packaging that can’t be recycled, according to a spokesperson for SC Johnson. "We have been working for decades to reduce our carbon footprint, practice greener chemistry, demonstrate ingredient transparency and reduce plastic waste," the spokesperson said in a statement. While the company has tried to be environmentally-minded for years, sustainability manager Scott Louks said it made sustainability a core value in 2010. He said Mercury Marine has four pillars in its sustainability strategy: energy, environment, product and people. Some of the initiatives businesses are investing in include reducing waste, using new methods to produce products, rethinking water consumption as well as tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "Sustainability is about continuous improvement, and about becoming more efficient overall, and that has bottom-line benefits to an organization," Servi Ortiz said.