Bentley Motors says its complete Middle East, Africa, and India (MEAI) retailer network of 17 sites has achieved carbon-neutral certification. The accreditation, verified by the Carbon Trust, complements Bentley’s industry-leading sustainability programme at its carbon-neutral manufacturing headquarters in Crewe, England, where all Bentley models are built.
Bentley’s path to sustainability is a driving force behind the company’s Beyond100 strategy. Announced in 2020, the plan targets sustainable mobility leadership, reinventing every aspect of the business. One such aim is for all Bentley retailers around the world to achieve carbon-neutral status by 2025.
Over the course of 2022, the 17 retailers across the MEAI region, worked closely with the Carbon Trust to achieve carbon-neutral PAS 2060 status. Individual dealerships are now implementing the first steps of their own carbon reduction plans, as part of the re-certification process for 2023.
Richard Leopold, regional director for the Middle East and UK, explained: “Sustainability remains a key focus for our customers, who share our Beyond100 commitment to becoming end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030. I am very proud that Bentley has become the first automotive company in the Middle East, Africa and India region to achieve this milestone with Carbon Trust.”
“As the main point of contact our customers have with Bentley is through our retail network, extending the carbon-neutral status that we have secured and further enhancing the sustainability of our retail sites is a key part of our Beyond100 journey,” he added. “Moreover, the recent arrival of the Flying Spur Hybrid has been an overwhelming success in the region, offering the unique Bentley experience combined with luxurious performance, while advancing in sustainable luxury mobility.”