Bene works sustainably

Bene takes a leading role in responsible environmental management. It is practised throughout the company, from product development to procurement, production, distribution and product recycling.

Bene regards ecological responsibility as central to sustainable corporate strategy.

Bene aims to exceed legal requirements and to strive for better, more sustainable environmental protection throughout the Bene group. Bene's key environmental principles are: Avoidance – Minimisation – Recycling – Disposal.

Ecological standards

  • 99% of components can be recycled
  • 60% use of natural materials
  • Made from 30% recycled materials (27% post-consumer, 3% pre-consumer)
  • Made from 49% LEED accredited recycled materials (27% post-consumer, 44% pre-consumer)
  • Sustainable product design
  • Certified sustainable wood used in manufacture
  • Fabrics comply with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100
  • Made with water soluble paints
  • Made with certified non-toxic materials
  • No use of PVC, chrome, lead or mercury
  • Easy to sort components
  • Easy to recycle and make an average positive contribution to carbon footprint of 175kg CO²
  • Space efficient solution to help accreditation to appropriate sustainable building standards.


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a classification system for environmental construction that was developed by the US Green Building Council. As an internationally recognised standard, LEED defines a range of approaches to create buildings in an environmentally friendly, resource efficient and sustainable way. CUBE_S has been developed and manufactured to make an important contribution to a LEED certification. Contributing criteria are based on »LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors«.

MR Credit 4 Recycled content up to 2 points
MR Credit 5 Regional materials up to 2 points
MR Credit 6 Rapidly renewable materials up to 1 point
MR Credit 7 Certified wood up to 1 point
IEQ Credit 4, 5 Low emitting materials up to 1 point
IEQ Credit 8 Daylight and views up to 3 points

Component materials

0,49kg / 0,33%
41,96kg / 1,32%
93,39kg / 63%
93,91kg / 2,64%
39,80 / 26,85%
Foam, textile fabrics
0,25kg / 0,17%
8,06kg / 5,44%
0,37kg / 0,25%

Total weight of this model: 148,24kg

* Average figures based on 20 different models.