100% of Bentley’s on site electricity is produced by either solar panels or purchased as certified green energy. The recent installation of 10,000 solar panels at Bentley’s factory in Crewe, which have a capacity of 2.7MW, cover 1,378 car parking spaces and an area of 16,426m², forming the UK’s largest solar car port. Bentley’s total on-site solar panel energy capacity is now 7.7MW, produced by a total of 30,815 individual solar panels - enough to cover over 1,750 homes. The system could reduce CO2 by 3,300 tonnes per year.
By replacing intensive water processes on site with circulating systems to enable reuse of water and avoid unnecessary waste, water usage was reduced from 20.91m3 per vehicle in 2010, to 11.00m3 per vehicle in 2016.
Bentley is committed to maximising its recycling potential and to divert waste going to landfill. Recycling is actively encouraged throughout the Pyms Lane site, and thanks to the use of recycling facilities both in offices and on the production line we have increased recycling rates and achieved zero-to-landfill waste levels during several months.