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.
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|
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.