Up to 40 per cent of Bentley’s electricity needs are met by 20,815 solar panels covering over 34,500m2 of factory roof space. The installation was the largest of its kind in the UK when first put in place. Owned and operated by a third party, the solar panels provide a capacity of 5.1 MW and contribute to a CO2 reduction of 2,500 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.