In 1994, Ray had his legendary “spear in the chest” epiphany. He shook the foundations of the petroleum-intensive carpet manufacturing industry by declaring that Interface was committed to becoming the world’s first environmentally sustainable—and, ultimately, restorative—company.
An Introduction to Biophilic Design
What makes work feel good? Explore the role of biophilic design in creating environments that support employee health and well-being
Redesigning Our Products
We challenge assumptions and bring elegant approaches and innovative technology to the design of modular carpet. By posing different questions, we developed a more holistic view of the impacts our products and processes have on the planet. This has allowed us to be more strategic in minimizing—and ultimately eliminating—the environmental impacts associated with our products.
The Net-Works programme proves collaborative innovation can create positive, sustainable change
Human Spaces Blog
Spaces designed with humans in mind, that's what the Human Spaces platform is all about. Learn more about biophilic design and the latest research on productivity and wellbeing
24 September 2015
Good Guys Need to Hang Together
Ray Anderson used to say, "Good guys need to hang together," knowing that it takes courage, sometimes found in numbers, to think and act differently. See what we did to show support to New Belgium Brewing for standing up for their beliefs.
Interface’s global Human Spaces Report is building the case for biophilic design. Led by renowned organizational psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper, the report reveals that employees who work in environments with natural elements have a higher level of well-being, are more productive and more creative.
Interface aspires to be the proving ground for a new industrial revolution. By demonstrating that there is a better way to a bigger, more legitimate profit, we offer the world an undeniably improved business model that can serve as a paradigm for others to embrace.
Under our Cool Carpet program we offset all the GHG associated with the manufacture, maintenance and end of life management of your Interface carpet tiles. In other words, no additional global warming GHG’s are released into the atmosphere as a result of your carpet purchase and use. Lower your carbon emissions.
All Interface products and processes are certified under international and/or local green certification programs. Interface recognises the need for transparency which allows our customers to determine which products best meets their requirements.
Redesigning Our Company
In 1994, at age sixty and in his company’s twenty-second year, our founder and Chairman Ray Anderson steered Interface on a new course—one designed to reduce our environmental footprint while increasing our profits. His bold new vision was to create the first enterprise to become truly sustainable.