Bentley Prince Street said it has voluntarily enrolled in a program that will track the company’s long-term commitment to the environment. The Los Angeles-based carpet maker said it will participate in the National Environmental Performance Track which was established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2000 as a means of recognizing and rewarding a commitment to the environment that goes beyond current requirements.
agree to set three-year goals for continuous improvement in areas related to
the environment while surpassing what is required by law. They also agree to
maintain internal systems to manage their environmental impact and engage in
local outreach efforts to discuss their performance. In announcing its
participation in the program, Bentley Prince Street said it is committed to
reductions in its energy and water usage over the next three years.
honored to have been selected to be part of the prestigious Performance Track
program and look forward to collaborating with the EPA and our fellow members
in further enhancing our environmental initiatives,” said Anthony Minite,
president of Bentley Prince Street. “We
know participating in this program will support our own Mission Zero goal of
eliminating any potential negative impact our company may have on the
environment by the year 2020.”
Since the program's inception
in 2000, Performance Track membership has grown to 470 members in 46 states and
Puerto Rico, and those members have made 1,500 commitments to benefit the
environment in both regulated and unregulated areas. To date, Performance Track
members have collectively reduced their water use by 3.5 billion gallons,
reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 88,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide
equivalent, and conserved nearly 14,000 acres of land while helping to protect
their local and national environment.