All Signs Point To Significant Sustainability Increase At Bentley Headquarters

  1. Jeremy
  2. March 19, 2021 12:21 pm

All Signs Point To Significant Sustainability Increase At Bentley Headquarters

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Bentley Motor’s unveiled the latest environmental and sustainability information for the company’s production headquarters in Crewe. Compared to its 2010 baseline, the British luxury automotive specialists announced notable advances in all areas, celebrating the fact that they are poised to deliver an ambitious 75 per cent decrease in production-related environmental impact by 2025.

Data for the period 2010-2020 reveals an impressive decline in CO2 emissions at the Pyms Lane plant — down a remarkable 99.5 per cent to just 29 kg per vehicle. This drop in CO2 emissions is chiefly the result of Bentley using energy generated through its onsite solar PV system, alongside green gas and electricity supplies in the factory (for the first time, over a full 12-month cycle).

The amount of water used in vehicle production has fallen by 55.9 per cent over the same 10-year period, from 21.1 cubic metres per vehicle to 9.31 cubic metres. This saving of approximately 12 cubic metres per vehicle averages to about 150 bathtubs of water – and has been achieved by installing water recycling systems, combined with a reduction in ‘domestic’ water use on-site as more colleagues took to remote working.

Peter Bosch, Member of the Board for Manufacturing, elaborated, “Creating Bentley’s climate positive ‘dream factory’ sits at the heart of our Beyond100 strategy to become the world’s most sustainable luxury car brand, and reflects the “go to zero” ethos of the entire Volkswagen Group, which is now in its tenth year of measuring production-related environmental impact. By focusing on resource efficiency and a circular economy approach, our 2025 target is to reduce our production-related environmental impact by 75 per cent compared to 2010 – so we’re delighted that the latest data shows such positive progress in the areas of energy, water and materials.

“Everyone within Bentley’s production operations has a part to play to ensure we meet these targets, so we have begun 2021 by engaging colleagues in the launch of our new ‘Wings’ manufacturing strategy, which will see us pioneer a paradigm shift in onsite sustainability”.

For more information, click here. To browse the Bentley Motors catalogue of luxury vehicles, head over to their official website.

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