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Interface

Our journey started in 1994 with one person, our Founder and Chairman Ray Anderson. Ray challenged our then 21 year - old company to adopt a bold vision, one that required new thinking and a new model for business. We didn't have a map, but Ray's vision was a compass for our journey. As we progressed on our journey, a passion for sustainability took hold with our people and our company was transformed.

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An Early Adopter’s Guide to Sustainability: 5 Lessons Learned
An Early Adopter’s Guide to Sustainability: 5 Lessons Learned

2 months ago - Companies that challenge the idea of business-as-usual can set the pace of innovation for their peers despite the risk of failure. And you might just unlock a new way of doing business and see ripple effects for years to come.

Becoming a Regenerative Enterprise: Stories from the Field
Becoming a Regenerative Enterprise: Stories from the Field

5 months ago - At Biomimicry 3.8’s third annual Project Positive Summit, participants shared progress and groundbreaking new tools for raising the bar on ‘sustainability’ and demonstrating what regenerative design looks like in practice.

Biomimicry 3.8, Interface Demystify the Path to Regenerative Business
Biomimicry 3.8, Interface Demystify the Path to Regenerative Business

11 months ago - In this first post of a series on how businesses can move beyond sustainable to regenerative, B3.8 and Interface outline an accessible, 4-step framework that is flexible enough for any organization to follow but robust enough to generate the breakthrough innovations that our planet demands.

Sustainability Metrics 3.0: Measuring ROI of Regenerative Approaches, Social Impacts, Brand Trust
Sustainability Metrics 3.0: Measuring ROI of Regenerative Approaches, Social Impacts, Brand Trust

2 years ago - At SB’21 San Diego, veterans from sales, marketing, certification, design, finance, agriculture and more agreed: While there’s no checklist for regeneration, a focus on interconnectivity, holistic approaches and actionable goals will lead to measurable ripple effects.

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How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains
How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains

2 years ago - At SB’21 San Diego, innovators in the agriculture, electronics, food and plastics industries shared lessons learned from a variety of initiatives aimed at closing loops and optimizing value chains for a circular, regenerative future.

Survey: COVID-19 Is Intensifying Sustainability Challenges, But Not Derailing Corporate Action
Survey: COVID-19 Is Intensifying Sustainability Challenges, But Not Derailing Corporate Action

2 years ago - 2021 Sustainability Leaders Survey examines attitudes of nearly 700 experts from over 70 countries, reflecting on the pandemic’s implications for sustainable social and environmental development agendas — and who is perceived to be leading the charge.

Leading Brands Share Mix of Success Stories, Cautionary Tales at SB’21 Madrid
Leading Brands Share Mix of Success Stories, Cautionary Tales at SB’21 Madrid

2 years ago - While showcasing brands leading the charge toward sustainability — including Interface and Tony’s Chocolonely — SB’21 Madrid gave equal weight to just how much work we have left to do: Only 13% of companies can accurately deem themselves “sustainable.”

Is Sustainable Business ‘Complicit,’ a ‘Distraction’ and ‘Duplicitous’? A Response, Part 1
Is Sustainable Business ‘Complicit,’ a ‘Distraction’ and ‘Duplicitous’? A Response, Part 1

2 years ago - It will take many things to address society’s many immense problems. But there’s no reason an elevated sustainable business sector (or better, someday, a sustainable business-centric economy) can’t play a disproportionately positive and critical role.

Interface Achieves Carbon Negativity with Products That Decarbonize the Built Environment
Interface Achieves Carbon Negativity with Products That Decarbonize the Built Environment

3 years ago - Interface, Inc., a worldwide commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, introduces the world's first carbon negative carpet tile.

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Coalition of CEOs Endorses Economic Roadmap for Sustainable Post-COVID Recovery
Coalition of CEOs Endorses Economic Roadmap for Sustainable Post-COVID Recovery

3 years ago - In an open letter, the group of 14 CEOs calls on governments to accelerate such a transition by recognizing and supporting purpose-first business as an emerging fourth sector of the economy.

Interface LVT Now Includes Pre-Consumer Recycled Content
Interface LVT Now Includes Pre-Consumer Recycled Content

3 years ago - Interface®, a worldwide commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, today announced that its luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products are now made with 39% pre-consumer recycled content.

Will We Get Closer to Circularity in 2020?
Will We Get Closer to Circularity in 2020?

4 years ago - While the concept of a circular economy has made its way into the public consciousness; unfortunately, as of 2018, circularity globally is only at 9%. In order for circularity to deliver on its potential in this decade, we’ll need to see more of the following …

25 Years On: Lessons Learned from Interface’s Ongoing Sustainability Journey
25 Years On: Lessons Learned from Interface’s Ongoing Sustainability Journey

4 years ago - Why are lessons learned by a flooring company relevant? Many of the challenges we had to solve are the same that companies are struggling with as they pursue sustainability. Our accomplishments are significant because they show it is possible to transform a business and put sustainability at the core.

The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 6: Function Over Form
The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 6: Function Over Form

4 years ago - Sustainability experts for decades have been exhorting managers to focus more on the function their products deliver and less on the product itself. Biosphere Rule #5, Function Over Form, is focused on fulfilling customers’ functional needs in ways that sustain the value cycle.

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SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind
SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

4 years ago - At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

3 Lessons Learned from SB’19 Paris, Day 1
3 Lessons Learned from SB’19 Paris, Day 1

4 years ago - Across Europe, activists demanding more action on issues that matter have taken over the narrative. Tapping into business innovation to help change the world for the better is now firmly accepted as a crucial part of the puzzle. As speakers highlighted this theme in various ways throughout the day, three key lessons rose to the fore.

'The Voice of Society': Why Your Company Could Use a ‘Social Board’ of Directors
'The Voice of Society': Why Your Company Could Use a ‘Social Board’ of Directors

4 years ago - The board of directors of any organization exists to provide vision and guidance. Ideally, they are meant to steer companies in the right direction, and keep them out of trouble.

Interface Expands Carbon Neutral Floors Program to Include nora Rubber Flooring Products
Interface Expands Carbon Neutral Floors Program to Include nora Rubber Flooring Products

5 years ago - Program Now Extends to Entire Portfolio – Carpet Tile, LVT and Rubber

SB Nordic: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
SB Nordic: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

5 years ago - So, what do a slave-free chocolate brand, an activist bank and a blindfolded panel of diversity experts have in common?

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What the Black Friday Climate Report Means for Companies
What the Black Friday Climate Report Means for Companies

5 years ago - The federal government hoped its Black-Friday release of a landmark report on the regional impacts of climate change might mitigate its media attention. It hasn't really worked: The report is still in the headlines over two weeks later. It’s not just consumers that care. A recent NAEM trends report found that in boardrooms across the country, companies are committing to addressing the climate challenges of our time by setting and meeting ambitious climate goals.