Learn more about Bentley’s sustainability program and accomplishments – environmental goals, recognition and more.
Bentley Mills is the world’s first and only LEED-EB Gold carpet manufacturing facility.
The building we call home was built in 1967. In 1979, Bentley Mills opened its doors and began manufacturing carpet. As our business grew, our awareness of our footprint did too, and by 1999 we made big changes in the way we powered our operations. By 2007, we had fully adapted our existing manufacturing facility to LEED EB: O+M Silver, the first manufacturing facility of any kind to do so. 2012 was the year our building was re-certified to LEED EB: O+M Gold, the only commercial carpet company with this certification.
LEED-EB Gold Certification Press Release
Bentley LEED-EB Gold Certification Documentation
2022 Environmental Goals
As a brand, we are always striving to reduce our environmental footprint. To help us get there, we set annual environmental goals aimed at reducing the impacts of production. For more information on our current goals and environmental policy, please contact our Sustainability Department.
2022 Environmental Goals:
Reduce electricity use per square yard manufactured by 2%
Reduce natural gas use per square yard manufactured by 1%
Reduce water use per square yard manufactured by 1%
Awards & Recognition
Since we began our sustainability journey in 1994, we have received a plethora of accolade awards for our environmental leadership.
2020 Environmental Excellence Award
2019 Better plants award
2017 Cool Planet Award
2015 Cool Planet Award
2015 Better Plants Award
2014 The Climate Registry ClimatEEfficient Certificate
2013 Sustainable Business Council (SBC) Industry Achievement Award
2012 EPA Climate Stewardship Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management
2011 California Waste Reduction Award Program (WRAP) Award
2008 CalRecycle Sustainable Business Award
2006 Climate Action Champion Award
2005 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award
2004 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards (GEELA)
GSA Evergreen Award – 3 time recipient
Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, LA Business Journal – 6 time recipient