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.

Those participating 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.

“We are 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.