2000: Releases first biomimetic carpet tile line, Entropy™, with revolution new design platform, i2™. i2's varied design results in less installation and waste, and improves reclamation and recycling.

2004: Becomes first to pilot Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs); begins ripple effect by presenting to other businesses, including Walmart.

2010: Develops first product with 100% recycled nylon with yarn supplier Aquafil.


2016: Launches new mission, Climate Take Back™, which aims to reverse global warming.

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Maui sales ecomes a ero takeover; first global bility report.

2001: Establishes new backing system, GlasBac™RE, featuring up to 81% total recycled content.

2006: Unveils TacTiles®


the first innovative, glue-free flooring installation method.

2012: Launches Net-Works™ in partnership with the Zoological Society of London to collect discarded fishing nets for recycling into new yarn.

2017: Breaks ties wit CRI to support CA recycling law AB 1158.


positive effects of which extended more broadly through the industry as the supplier sold this yarn to others. Additionally, looking for a replacement for natural gas, the company worked with the North American city of LaGrange, Georgia, to develop a local landfill gas project, creating a ripple effect when the city sold excess gas to another manufacturer.

The impact of these two projects alone created a handprint of 1m metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) during the years they were active.

“We’ve changed our business to change the world, and we’ve achieved goals we never thought were possible,” said Erin Meezan, Interface chief sustainability officer. “Mission Zero has taught us important lessons about the future. It’s taught us about business models, moonshot aspirations and solving material challenges with science and imagination. Mission Zero set us up to achieve our next impossible mission — Climate Take Back.”

LOOKING FORWARD Proud of the progress made thus far with its moonshot goal Mission Zero, the company set its sights even higher with Climate Take Back in 2016, which aims to create a movement to reverse global warming. The company is working ardently to develop processes and products that create a positive impact on the world, and in 2018, set out to become a carbon negative company by 2040. ATION AHEAD

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2018: Develops first carbon negative carpet tile backing, CircuitBac™ Green, to further reduce flooring’s carbon footprint.

announces Mission Zero success and commits to Climate Take Back goal.

“We look forward to creating more positive impacts through our product portfolio,” said Gould. “We are excited to show that it is possible to create a product that is actually beneficial to the environment. If we can do it, anyone can do it. And if anyone can do it, everyone should.”

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Interface has made remarkable progress over the last 25 years, greatly reducing its footprint in nearly every capacity, including:

• 69% reduction in carbon footprint of Interface carpet tile products

• 96% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions globally

• 89% renewable energy use across its factories globally, with 100% renewable electricity

• 99% renewable energy use in U.S. and European manufacturing sites

• 46% reduction in energy use per unit of production to make products globally

• 89% water use reduction per unit of production in factories globally

• 92% reduction of waste to landfill across global business

*Note: All numbers are through 2018 and applicable to the production of Interface carpet tiles only


Interface is no longer on the mission to zero, it lives zero every day.

2018: Joins materialsCAN

alongside leaders in the built space to address embodied carbon.

2019: Establishes Carbon Neutral Floors™ Program.

2019: Celebrates Mission Zero success and continues to activate on Climate Take Back; releases 25th Sustainability Report, highlighting lessons learned and key EcoMetrics.


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