Interface Publishes 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report
Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: TILE), a worldwide commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, on Aug. 22 released its 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, Design With Purpose. The report details the company’s efforts to reduce its environmental impacts, cultivate social responsibility, and operate with strong governance to benefit all of its stakeholders – employees, customers, shareholders, and the environment.
“Driven by the vision of our founder, Ray Anderson, Interface has been a sustainability trailblazer for nearly three decades,” said Laurel Hurd, CEO at Interface. “Our 2021 ESG report highlights the significant milestones we have achieved and progress we continue to make as an organization. We have reduced our environmental impact, advanced our DEI initiatives, and implemented global strategies to support employee health and well-being. We have also influenced others to design purpose-driven businesses that positively impact employees, communities, and the environment.”
The Interface 2021 ESG Report highlights many notable achievements for the company, including:
– Received validation of its 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets as science-based from the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – an important milestone on the company’s journey to become a carbon negative enterprise by 2040
– Continued to deliver all global products as carbon neutral across their full lifecycle through third-party verified Carbon Neutral Floors™ program; retired 442,000 metric tonnes of verified emission reduction credits in 2021
– Established a DEI framework; invested in best-in-class tools and platform to improve data visibility
– Launched a global culture and DEI survey to gather employee feedback
– Implemented workplace strategies to support employee health and wellbeing globally
The 2021 ESG report also provides transparency into the company’s global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, carbon footprint by product type, use of recycled and biobased materials, use of renewable energy, and high-level employee demographics using traditional disclosures and following a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) approach.
“The progress we made in 2021 laid the groundwork for sustained success and momentum in 2022,” continued Hurd. “This would not have been possible without our global Interface team that remains at the center of everything we do. With a solid foundation in place, we look forward to working alongside our customers, partners, suppliers, and employees as we continue advancing our journey to greater sustainability and responsibility.”
The 2021 ESG Report, and other ESG-related materials and documents, can be found at https://investors.interface.com/.
Interface, Inc. is a global flooring company specializing in carbon neutral carpet tile and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and nora® rubber flooring. We help our customers create high-performance interior spaces that support well-being, productivity, and creativity, as well as the sustainability of the planet. Our mission, Climate Take Back™, invites you to join us as we commit to operating in a way that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life.
Learn more about Interface at interface.com and blog.interface.com, our nora brand at nora.com, our FLOR® brand at FLOR.com, and our Carbon Neutral Floors™ program at interface.com/carbonneutral. Learn more about our carbon negative products at interface.com/carbonnegative.
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