Bentley and the Environment
Bentley is working towards new ways of ensuring that manufacturing a car is more efficient and has a reduced environmental impact. The company has a five-year plan to lessen its environmental impact by 25% by 2018 on a 2010 baseline, and to cut its energy use per car by 50%. Progress so far is encouraging.
20,815 solar panels on Bentley’s factory roof can supply up to 40% of the site’s electrical requirements and save an estimated 2,150 tons of CO2 emissions a year. At the time of its installation it was the largest roof-mounted solar system in the UK.
Bentley’s Pyms Lane HQ is the first UK Automotive plant to achieve both the ISO 14,001 environmental standard and ISO 50001 energy management standard. While the company has increased production volumes tenfold over the last decade, the amount of energy used per car has fallen by 90%.
Carbon Trust Standards
Bentley has become the first UK automotive manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction, having made significant reductions in these three key environmental areas at its headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire.
Zero-To-Landfill and Supply Chain
Having cut waste per car by 85% from 2000-13, Bentley achieved its ‘zero to landfill’ target in 2013, with recycling facilities available across the factory. An integrated production and logistics approach, plus Volkswagen Group standards, is helping to reduce the environmental impact of the Company's supply chain.