Sustainability

24 March, 2021

Bringing our carbon negative carpet tile to market

In October last year, we achieved an incredible milestone: we launched our first cradle to gate carbon negative carpet tiles in the Americas. I’m proud to share that from today our customers across the Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia (EAAA) region can specify our first carbon negative carpet tile collection, Embodied Beauty™, and our first carbon negative microtuft product, Flash Line.

24 March, 2021

Why Ikigai is the Design Philosophy We All Need Right Now

Whether organising your way to happiness or embracing hygge, the Danish philosophy of cosy living, it always seems that just when you catch up to a design craze, insiders are already on to the next. So while the ascendance of ​Ikigai​ was intriguing, skepticism seemed wise. ​Ikigai​, which translates to “having a purpose” in English, is of Japanese origin, associated with the feeling of self-fulfillment earned by pursuing a meaningful life. Today, it’s being embraced by the creative community.

10 March, 2021

5 Things to Think About When It Comes to School Flooring

Choosing the right school flooring should be an easy choice. And while there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, here are five criteria to help you select flooring that looks good and works hard. 1. Longevity Ideally, whatever flooring you choose for your school facilities will last a long time, and good flooring will be backed up with a…

26 February, 2021

Safe & hygienic flooring options for schools and universities in India

A safe, comfortable, and hygienic learning environment has a unique opportunity to influence not only the students and staff who occupy the classrooms, auditoriums, and administrative areas on a campus, but also the community in which it is located. We can’t deny that flooring is the foundation to foster positive learning in schools, colleges, and…

7 January, 2021

Reflections on the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Last month we celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, where the goal set was to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius. Recent data from the World Meteorological Organization notes we are not headed in the right direction with carbon dioxide levels set to continue at record numbers

7 December, 2020

Coffee Chat with Erin Meezan at the Global Compact Network Singapore Virtual Summit

This article was jointly authored by Ms Esther Chang, Executive Director of Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), the Singapore local network of the United Nations Global Compact, and Ms Maxine Chen, Sustainability Communications Specialist (Asia Pacific) at Interface, Inc. We have just ten years left to meet the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.…

25 November, 2020

Observing nature: what has it taught us?

‘The coronavirus pandemic has hit the world severely, representing the most severe threat to human health in more than a century. The environment from local to global scales has witnessed apparent positive and negative impacts. Global lockdowns have drastically altered the patterns of energy demand and have caused an economic downturn but at the same…

23 November, 2020

The correlation between recycled materials and the carbon footprint of a product

In order to be able to make sustainable purchase decisions and avoid emissions as a consumer, companies have to take the first step and invest in the development of products that pollute the environment as little as possible and which can be returned to the production cycle. 

19 October, 2020

Redefining Metrics for a Carbon Negative Future

Here at Interface, we recently released our 2019 Sustainability Highlights, which convey much of the progress we’ve made toward minimizing our environmental impact since we began tracking key metrics in 1996. While we share a similar overview each year, our 2019 metrics are something to celebrate – not only because we announced the achievement of…