Why We Love: Interface, Inc.

This is the first in a series of postings under the category "why why love". It gives us the opportunity to highlight companies that have gone beyond basic corporate social responsibility expectations and are embracing the idea that sustainability can create business value. Let us know if there's a company we should include!

Interface Inc. is a leader in creation and marketing of modular carpet, broadloom carpet, panel fabrics, and upholstery fabrics targeted for office environments. Based out of LaGrange, GA, Interface began in 1974 and now has grown into the leader in sales of modular carpet. With manufacturing plants and several offices all over the world, Interface is a powerful company with a strong hold on their market.

So why do we love them? Because Interface has announced its Mission Zero plan, to eliminate any negative impacts their company has on the environment by 2020. Interface states that they wish:

To be the first company that, by it’s deeds, shows the entire industrial world what sustainability is in all its dimensions: People, process, products, place, and profits by 2020—and in doing so we will become restorative through the power of influence.

Interface has an elaborate action plan for how to accomplish their goals. One of the steps they are taking is to use renewable materials for all their products. They also plan to work to re-claim customers' used products.

Interface is taking a pro-active view of their eco-future, find out more and read their sustainability report at Interface, Inc.