Bentley Becomes First Automotive Member of Leather Working Group

Bentley leads the way for responsible leather use in the automotive supply chain

Leather Working Group has announced that Bentley Motors has become the first car manufacturer to join. The move is part of its ambition to become the world’s most sustainable automotive brand.

Founded in 1919, Bentley is prestigious luxury car manufacturer based in the United Kingdom. They have recently launched their ‘Beyond100’ strategy, which sets out their goals to become carbon neutral by 2030 and lead the way in sustainable automotive luxury by reducing the overall environmental impact of their production processes.

Mark Cooke, Bentley’s Head of Production Purchasing added: “The use of leather and coachbuilding are hallmarks of our hundred-year-old history. Our cutters and trimmers are experts in their fields and the fact that so many of our heritage models still exist with their original interiors, demonstrates the longevity of leather as a core material to us. As the first automotive member of the LWG, we look forward to working with the group to actively shape the future of sustainably sourced leather in our sector.”

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The Leather Working Group (LWG) is a membership organisation composed of over 1300 members across the leather value chain, including leather manufacturers, brands, suppliers, traders, and associations. The group develops audit certification standards to assess the environmental performance of leather manufacturing facilities and promotes responsible practices in the leather supply chain. For more information about the Leather Working Group, please visit the LWG website:

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