Erin Meezan, Interface, Inc. (http://blog.interface.com) Vice President of Sustainability explains how far we’ve come in reaching our Mission Zero goals, and what the next 10 years hold for us as we work towards 2020.
What is your organization’s formula for sustainability success? Let us know!
Today is an important day for InterfaceFLOR. Not only did we take another big step towards our Mission Zero goal, we raised sustainability standards across the industry. This morning, in a press conference in Washington, DC, we pledged to obtain third-party validated environmental product declarations (EPDs) on all products by 2012. To crystallize our commitment to being the worldwide leader in environmentally responsible modular carpet, we’re also unveiled our interactive report “2010 Mission Zero Milestones” charting our 16-year path to Mission Zero and laying out the challenges ahead in the next decade.
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When Ray Anderson first envisioned InterfaceFLOR’s sustainability mission 16 years ago, we thought that the greatest obstacle to reaching mission zero by 2020 would be numbers. Energy, inputs, emissions, waste, whatever the metric, the challenge was always: How much less can we use to produce this much more?
Since then, we have learned that despite the many metrics we can use to measure our impact, there is no single equation that will get us to our 2020 goal. Instead, we have found many equations that have allowed us to take small steps toward a more sustainable future.
It will take the collective equations of many to achieve true sustainability. As we prepare for Greenbuild 2010, we want to hear from you. Share the equation you believe will help reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and get us that much closer to our collective sustainability goals.