Bentley becomes first car maker to receive Carbon Trust standard for water, waste and carbon reduction
Bentley Motors, an Envantage customer, has become the first automotive manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction.
The luxury car maker has separately secured the Carbon Trust Standards having made significant reductions in the three key areas at its Crewe, Cheshire headquarters.
Between 2011 and 2013 the company reduced its CO2 by 16% relative to the number of cars manufactured, while it sluiced water use down by 35.7%.
As for waste, it had an absolute reduction in the amount produced. Put simply it was audited in multiple areas of waste reduction across the site and all functions to give an ‘absolute’ or ‘overall’ waste reduction rating rather than a few specific measures.
The certification has independently verified Bentley’s environmental achievements between 2011-2013, which saw the company achieve a 16% reduction in CO2 relative to the number of cars manufactured, a 35.7% reduction in water use and an absolute reduction in the amount of waste being produced.
The environmental efforts audited by certification company Carbon Trust came despite the 339,000m³ factory producing a record 10,120 cars in 2013.
Major projects have included the installation of over 20,000 solar panels, mounted on roofs across the factory, which have reduced CO2 generation by over 2,500 tonnes per year and contributed 286,200 kWh back to the national grid. Last month 20% of the company’s electrical requirements were generated by solar energy.