Bentley Motors Awarded South Pole’s Net Zero Plastic to Nature Accreditation
Bentley has become the first company to achieve Net Zero Plastic To Nature certification after completing a plastic stewarding assessment focusing on logistics and packaging. The Switzerland-based team at the South Pole organisation assessed and analysed Bentley’s use of plastics and its efforts to eliminate plastic use. This covered various areas such as macro-plastic parts packaging used in logistics and manufacturing, micro-plastic emissions from tyres, and the disposal of plastic protection downstream.
Bentley Recycling Initiative
What Were The Results Of The Assessment?
The audit found that the majority of plastic waste was already recycled and made recommendations for in-region improvements. They also identified a total plastic footprint of 165.4 tonnes. Peter Bosch, Member of the Board for Manufacturing at Bentley Motors, explains:
“Our drive towards a plastic-free future is an essential part of our Beyond100 strategy and this pioneering collaboration with South Pole has helped us evaluate the impact of the steps we’ve been taking to reduce and recycle plastic reduce around our site by examining every aspect of our logistics value chain. From the bubble wrap and foam used to package inbound parts, to the car body covers and shrink wrap processes employed on vehicle protection and aftersales materials, no stone has been left unturned and we’ve been able to make quick and effective changes.
To secure the status, Bentley has invested in certified units that support 2 of South Pole’s specialist plastic waste collection and recycling infrastructure projects.
Who Are South Pole?
South Pole is a globally recognised organisation that are experts in plastic reduction and achieving a circular economy. They develop and finance innovative projects that are reducing carbon emissions, whilst working with businesses and governments to implement emission reduction strategies.