by Brianna Crandall — March 6, 2019 — Global sustainable commercial flooring company Interface just announced that nora rubber flooring is now included in its Carbon Neutral Floors program. As a result, Interface’s entire product portfolio — carpet tile, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), and now nora rubber flooring — is carbon-neutral across its product lifecycle as of January 1, 2019.
Erin Meezan, chief sustainability officer, Interface, commented:
Quickly after the acquisition, we committed ourselves to better understand nora’s rubber flooring manufacturing process and supply chain as part of our carbon-neutral floors offering. While we have work to do to reduce the carbon footprint in rubber flooring manufacturing, we are beginning to apply our 25 years of experience reducing Interface’s carbon emissions to accelerate our progress on nora products. To reach carbon neutrality, we calculate the remaining greenhouse gas emissions for the entire lifecycle of our products and invest in verified emission reduction projects located all over the world to offset these emissions.
In June 2018, Interface announced it was the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products — including carpet tile and LVT — are carbon-neutral across the entire product lifecycle. Offered as standard to every customer, at no extra cost, the program helps them meet their own sustainability goals while also allowing them to reduce the emissions impact of their projects or spaces. Interface has taken a holistic approach to carbon neutrality, looking beyond carbon emissions from manufacturing to considering and calculating emissions across the entire product lifecycle.
For more information about the Germany-based nora rubber flooring products or Interface’s Carbon Neutral Floors program, visit the respective websites. Interface’s modular system helps customers create interior spaces while positively impacting the people who use them, and the planet.