If you want to take a giant leap into sustainable interiors Interface® could be a perfect fit: a company that’s proud of its tradition to go the extra mile for the planet.
Interface is a global flooring company specialising in Carbon Neutral Floors including carpet tile, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and nora® rubber flooring.
Its sustainability credentials are now world renowned. It’s had impressive success in reducing its carbon footprint, eliminating waste, using recycled and bio-based raw materials and through its ReEntry program taking back its carpet at end of life for recycling into new product.
But it was not always so.
In 1994 the founder of Interface carpet tiles, the late Ray Anderson, had what he called a “spear in the chest” epiphany.
He shook the foundations of the petroleum intensive carpet manufacturing industry and declared that Interface would cut its dependence on non-renewable raw materials and fossil fuels to become the world’s first environmentally sustainable – and ultimately restorative – company.
He described himself as a “recovering plunderer” of the earth and established Interface’s Mission Zero® promise to eliminate any negative environmental impact from its operations by 2020.
Aidan Mullan engineering and sustainability manager Interface Australia & New-Zealand says Ray Anderson’s dream is becoming a reality.
“Interface is proud to be well on our way to achieving our Mission Zero goal and to be the first company to sell all Carbon Neutral Floors,” he said.