Interface challenges industry to become carbon neutral

Flooring giant Interface has been certified as carbon neutral, on its journey to become carbon negative, and challenged other companies to follow suit.

It has achieved the neutrality according to the PAS 2060 standard, the leading international carbon neutrality standard created by the British Standards Institution.

To achieve this, Interface has transformed its factories, products, and supply chain – including using new carbon storing raw materials – to dramatically reduce its carbon emissions. Today, verified emissions credits are necessary to balance emissions that Interface has not yet been able to reduce.

‘Now everything we do, every aspect of our business, is carbon neutral,’ says Laurel Hurd, Interface ceo. ‘We have worked tirelessly to radically decarbonise, tapping into our culture of innovation and design, resulting in what we believe are the lowest cradle-to-gate carbon footprint carpet tile products on the market, even before applying offsets.

‘We are incredibly proud of this achievement, and we’re not stopping here. We will continue to decarbonise even further. Reduce first, keep reducing, and balance what’s left with credible offsets, until those offsets are no longer necessary. That is our way.’

Interface plans to conduct an annual review and re-certification to maintain its status.

‘To become a carbon negative enterprise by 2040, we must store more carbon than we emit without the use of offsets. Along the way, we continue to transform our own operations and materials, and partner with our suppliers to further reduce Scope 3 emissions. If Interface can do it, every company can. We continue to invite others to join us as we work to reverse global warming and create a climate fit for life,’ says Hurd.

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