Briggs & Stratton Corporation's Second Annual Sustainability Report Outlines Its Commitment to the Environment, Employees and Communities

Aug 22, 2011, 13:00 ET from Briggs & Stratton Corporation

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation today announced the publication of the company's second annual Sustainability Report. This report outlines Briggs & Stratton's commitment to sustainability efforts and initiatives, which build on its 103-year legacy of environmental stewardship, community involvement, social responsibility, and economic performance. Furthermore, it highlights the progress Briggs & Stratton has made in the area of sustainability during the past two years.

The world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, Briggs & Stratton holds a long record of responsible manufacturing.  For decades, the company has continuously worked to reduce emissions from its products, and it is dedicated to minimizing the environmental footprint while increasing its positive impact on the community.  

This commitment has been the power behind initiatives that not only reduce the company's impact on the environment, but also encourage employees to do the same. Some of these include:

  • Signing the DOE Save Energy Now Pledge, where Briggs & Stratton pledged to reduce their energy intensity by 25% over the next 10 years.
  • Conversion of underused parking lot into 5 acres of green space.
  • An employee clean-up effort where hundreds of volunteer workers to turn a neglected Milwaukee park into a green oasis.

The Briggs & Stratton sustainability report is available at, and includes an interactive version of the report. This interactive version provides more detail to several of the highlights of the report. It contains videos, pop-up graphs, slideshows, and sound bytes, in addition to the articles included in the printed version of the report.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC is North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris® and Murray® brands.  Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

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