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.

SETTLE – Ecological standards 

  • 99.5 % recyclable
  • 53.4 % renewable raw materials
  • 23.98 % use of recycled product materials (12.53 % post-consumer, 11.45 %, pre-consumer)
  • 18.26 % use of recycled product materials that comply with LEED (12.53 % post-consumer, 11.45 %, pre-consumer)
  • Resource-conserving product design
  • Use of certified wood (chain of custody)
  • Use of materials tested for presence of hazardous substances
  • No PVC, chromium, lead or mercury used
  • Individual parts can be sorted according th homogeneous categories
  • Recyclable, with a positive contribution to the carbon footprint (average 245.2 kg CO2)


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to classify ecological construction. As an internationally recognised standard, LEED sets out numerous guidelines for environmentally friendly, resource-efficient, and sustainable construction.
The use of SETTLE is an important contribution to LEED certification. The following criteria for this are from “LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors”:

MR Credit 4 Reycling share up to 2 points
MR Credit 5 Reginal materials up to 2 points
MR Credit 7 Certified wood up to 1 point
MR Credit 4.5 Material with low hazardous substance content up to 1 point


SETTLE material components

133.34kg / 60.60%
61.38kg / 27.89%
15.95kg / 7.25%
9.38kg / 4.26%

Total weight of reference model: 220.1kg