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The new admission ensures that Bentley adopts industry best practice benchmarks for the sustainability of its leathers.

30 Aug 2021 | International News : U.K.

Bentley Motors is taking another step on its Beyond100 journey towards enhancing the environmental sustainability of its products and materials as it becomes the first automotive member of the Leather Working Group.

Established in 2005, the Leather Working Group is comprised of leather manufacturers, traders, suppliers, technical experts, as well as brands and retailers, representing a range of industries.

The highly-skilled Bentley team are already trained to ensure there is minimal waste of leather as they prep each hide for the car's interiors
Aiming to improve environmental performance in the leather industry, the Leather Working Group audits leather manufacturers against clear best practice benchmarks and stringent audit standards which are independently monitored.

By joining as a fully approved corporate member, Bentley is working towards ensuring that by the start of 2022, all of its leather is sourced from suppliers and tanneries that have successfully completed the Leather Working Group audit process, with the end goal of each one achieving the Leather Working Group's gold standard award through a culture of continuous improvement.

Bentley currently sources the finest leather hides from Europe, only ever purchasing leather that is an existing by-product of the food industry. The highly skilled trim team within the Bentley factory are rigorously trained to ensure all waste is minimised as they prep and prime each hide and place it within Bentley interior cabins.

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