Briggs & Stratton

Challenge Commitment
10Facilities
Goals Progress
25%Reduction in Energy Intensity16%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

Briggs & Stratton Corporation is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton Products Group 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. Its brands include Brute, Snapper, Simplicity, Ferris and Murray.

For more than 100 years, Briggs & Stratton's legacy of social responsibility, community involvement and economic performance has been a testament to its longstanding commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. The recent trend toward green manufacturing has only served to strengthen its commitment to sustainability. Briggs & Stratton is committed to reducing it energy intensity by 25 percent by 2018 in all 10 facilities and a total of 5.8 million square feet of facility space.

Briggs & Stratton has formed energy teams at every manufacturing facility. Teams meet locally and monthly (conference call), and annually have best practice meetings (in-person) to exchange ideas and receive energy training. The company has seen great benefits from this corporate-wide integration. The team is the cornerstone of Briggs & Stratton's energy efficient efforts in its manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses.

As an organization, Briggs & Stratton has taken major steps in minimizing the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing operations around the globe. Briggs & Stratton considers participation in the Better Plants Program a major contributor to the success that has been achieved to date toward reaching the goal of more sustainable manufacturing and improving value for their stakeholders.