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.

TIMBA Stool – Ecological Standards 

  • 84.2% recyclable
  • 48.9% of contents are renewable raw materials
  • 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
  • Individual parts can be sorted according to homogeneous categories
  • Recyclable and with positive contribution to the carbon footprint (average 8.06kg CO2)

TIMBA Stool LEED Points

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 the TIMBA Stool is an important contribution to LEED certification. The following criteria for this are from »LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors«:

MR Credit 5 Regional materials up to 2 points
MR Credit 7 Certified wood up to 1 point
IEQ Credit 4.5 Materials that are low in harmful substances up to 1 point


TIMBA Stool Material components*

4.35kg / 48.90%
2.37kg / 26.65%
1.77kg / 19.89%
0.24kg / 2.70%
0.17kg / 1.86%

Total weight of reference model: 8.90kg

*Average values based on 12 different models.