ATLANTE, August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: TILE), a global commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, today released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report (ESG), Design With Purpose. The report details the company’s efforts to reduce its environmental impacts, cultivate social responsibility and operate with strong governance for the benefit of all of its stakeholders – employees, customers, shareholders and the environment.
“Driven by the vision of our founder, Ray AndersonInterface has been a pioneer in sustainability for nearly three decades,” said Laurel Hurd, CEO of Interface. “Our 2021 ESG Report highlights the significant milestones we have achieved and the 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.”
Interface’s 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) – a milestone in the journey of the company to become a carbon negative company by 2040
– Continued to provide all global products carbon neutral throughout their life cycle through the third-party verified Carbon Neutral Floors™ program; retired 442,000 metric tons of verified emission reduction credits in 2021
– Establishment of a DEI framework; invested in the best tools and platforms to improve data visibility
– Launched a global culture and DEI survey to gather employee feedback
– Implementing workplace strategies to support employee health and wellbeing globally
The 2021 ESG report also provides transparency on the company’s global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, carbon footprint by product type, use of recycled and bio-based materials, use of renewables and high-level employee demographics using traditional disclosures and tracking a global report. Initiative (GRI) and the Accounting Standards Board for Sustainability (SASB) approach.
“The progress we made in 2021 has laid the foundation for lasting success and momentum in 2022,” Hurd continued. “This would not have been possible without our global Interface team who remain 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 that we continue to advance our journey towards greater sustainability and responsibility.”
The 2021 ESG Report and other ESG-related materials and documents are available at https://investors.interface.com/.
About the interface
Interface, Inc. is a global flooring company specializing in carbon neutral carpet tiles and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and nora® rubber flooring. We help our clients create high-performance interior spaces that promote 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 repairs the planet and creates a climate 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. To learn more about our carbon negative products, visit interface.com/carbonnegative.
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