Interface, a worldwide modular flooring company, has declared that all of its products – including all carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) – are carbon neutral across the entire product lifecycle.
The company is now offering its Carbon Neutral Floors programme as standard to every customer at no extra cost to help them meet their own sustainability goals, while also allowing them to reduce the emissions impact of their projects or spaces.
Interface is committed to reducing carbon emissions from building materials and products, known as ‘embodied carbon,’ which contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment. The Company also intends to initiate a new conversation in the industry and create opportunities for customers to directly address global warming with a flooring specification decision.
Erin Meezan, Interface’s Chief Sustainability Officer, commented: “Interface has spent the last 24 years focusing on eliminating our own environmental impact. As we embark on our new Climate Take Back mission, we now have a more ambitious goal to reverse global warming.
“Architects and designers, flooring contractors and end users are beginning to see that their decisions – the products they specify and buy – have a direct impact on our climate. By specifying Interface products, they can do their part to address embodied carbon. And, we need to work together to elevate embodied carbon as an opportunity and to shine a light on those that are taking the lead.”
Through the Carbon Neutral Floors programme, Interface will also offer to provide information to each customer to help them understand the carbon impact of their purchase. For each flooring purchase, the company can calculate the estimated carbon reductions and present that documentation to the customer at the project or total global purchase level.