Sustainability certifications and memberships (Asia Pacific)

At Interface, transparency is key: it allows our customers to choose products that best meet their needs. That’s why all our products and processes are certified under international and/or local green certification programmes.

Interface also partners organisations at the forefront of advancing sustainability in the Asia Pacific.

 

Product sustainability certifications

Interface carpets made in Australia

 

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Best Practice Guidelines for PVC

Concerns about the environmental and health impacts of PVC building products led to the development of the PVC Best Practice Guidelines by the Green Building Council of Australia under its Green Star programme, which “assesses the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings, fitouts and communities”. A credit can be earned within Green Star when the PVC products used meet the Best Practice Guidelines. Interface holds Lloyd’s Statement of Compliance (GBCA Best Practice Guidelines 2013) for Best Practice PVC for all its products made in Australia and Thailand. Moreover, all vinyl Interface sells globally meets the Green Star PVC Best Practice Guidelines.

 

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Environmental Certification Scheme (ECS) – Level 4

The Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS) is a national carpet grading scheme. An extension of this is the Environmental Certification Scheme (ECS), which offers guidance on the environmental performance of carpet.

Among other things, ECS-certified carpet manufacturers must adhere to a code of practice that details performance standards for raw materials, manufacturing, in-service use and end-of-life treatment.

The ECS has four levels of certification – ECS Level 4 is the top grading. Our products are classified ECS Level 4. View our certificates here.

 

 

 

Global GreenTag's GreenRate certification – Level A

Global GreenTag’s GreenRate certification is a product rating system recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It has been set up to meet the criteria of the Green Star® “Sustainable Products” credits. Interface carpet tiles are certified “Level A”. View our certificates here.

 

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Sensitive Choice®

Sensitive Choice® is a community service program created by the National Asthma Council Australia. It aims to help consumers identify asthma and allergy-aware products and companies by the Sensitive Choice butterfly. Interface carpet is the Sensitive Choice® carpet exclusive tufted carpet tile partner.

 

 

Interface carpets made in China

 

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Best Practice Guidelines for PVC

Concerns about the environmental and health impacts of PVC building products led to the development of the PVC Best Practice Guidelines by the Green Building Council of Australia under its Green Star programme, which “assesses the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings, fitouts and communities”. A credit can be earned within Green Star when the PVC products used meet the Best Practice Guidelines. All vinyl Interface sells globally meets the Green Star PVC Best Practice Guidelines.

 

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The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label Plus  

The Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus programme sets a high standard for indoor air quality by certifying products with very low levels of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. As a prerequisite for initial certification, carpets must undergo a 14-day testing process as directed by California's Section 01350 Standard Practice for VOC Testing. View our certificates here.

 

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GREENGUARD Gold Certification

Products awarded the GREENGUARD Gold Certification by UL Environment are subject to advanced dynamic environmental chamber testing, along with exposure modelling and analytical measurements, to ensure they do not contain more than stipulated levels of VOCs, formaldehyde, ozone and phthalates. The certification tests for suitability of the use of these products by sensitive individuals such as children and the elderly. Our tiles backed with GlasBac® and GlasBac®RE are GREENGUARD Gold certified. View our GREENGUARD certificates here.

 

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NSF/ANSI 140 – Gold Certified

NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet is a U.S. national standard that measures and certifies the sustainability of commercial carpets based on lifecycle assessment principles. All our carpets made in China are Gold certified. View our NSF 140 certificates here.

 

 

Interface carpets made in Thailand

 

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Best Practice Guidelines for PVC

Concerns about the environmental and health impacts of PVC building products led to the development of the PVC Best Practice Guidelines by the Green Building Council of Australia under its Green Star programme, which “assesses the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings, fitouts and communities”. A credit can be earned within Green Star when the PVC products used meet the Best Practice Guidelines. Interface holds Lloyd’s Statement of Compliance (GBCA Best Practice Guidelines 2013) for Best Practice PVC for all its products made in Australia and Thailand. Moreover, all vinyl Interface sells globally meets the Green Star PVC Best Practice Guidelines.

 

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Carbon Reduction Label

Launched jointly by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (Public Organisation), Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD) and Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), the Carbon Reduction Label helps consumers identify the unit greenhouse gas emissions of products and services as a way of informing their purchasing decisions. Interface carpets backed with GlasBac® and GlasBac®RE have been awarded the Carbon Reduction Label. Our certificates are available upon request.

 

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The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label Plus  

The Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus programme sets a high standard for indoor air quality by certifying products with very low levels of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. As a prerequisite for initial certification, carpets must undergo a 14-day testing process as directed by California's Section 01350 Standard Practice for VOC Testing. View our certificates here.

 

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NSF/ANSI 140 – Gold or Silver Certified

NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet is a U.S. national standard that measures and certifies the sustainability of commercial carpets based on lifecycle assessment principles. Our carpets made in Thailand backed with GlasBac® and GlasBac®RE are Gold Certified, and those backed with CushionBacRE are Silver certified. View our NSF 140 certificates here.

 

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Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) Certification Scheme — Four ticks

The SGBP certification scheme adheres to the ISO 14024 Type I Environmental Labelling Programme and assesses building products on their environment-related features. The SGBP scheme is well-recognised by the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark scheme and can score additional points under the Scheme. All Interface products have a four-tick rating under the SGBP scheme and are listed in the SGBP directory – we were the first carpet company to achieve this rating. Our certificates are available upon request.

 

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Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS)

The Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS), administered by the Singapore Environment Council, endorses industrial consumer products that are environmentally responsible. Interface carpets backed with GlasBac® and GlasBac®RE are certified under this scheme and are listed in the SGLS Directory. Our certificates are available upon request.

 

 

Luxury vinyl tiles

Interface luxury vinyl tiles are accredited under the following sustainability-related programmes:

 

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Best Practice Guidelines for PVC

Concerns about the environmental and health impacts of PVC building products led to the development of the PVC Best Practice Guidelines by the Green Building Council of Australia under its Green Star programme, which “assesses the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings, fitouts and communities”. A credit can be earned within Green Star when the PVC products used meet the Best Practice Guidelines. All vinyl Interface sells globally meets the Green Star PVC Best Practice Guidelines.

 

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FloorScore®

FloorScore® is an indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives and underlayments. Jointly developed by SCS Global Services and Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), FloorScore® is recognised by building rating systems including LEED v4, WELL, BREEAM, and CHPS. View our FloorScore® certificates here.

 

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Global GreenTag's GreenRate certification – Level A

Global GreenTag’s GreenRate certification is a product rating system recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It has been set up to meet the criteria of the Green Star® “Sustainable Products” credits. Interface luxury vinyl tiles are certified “Level A”. View our certificates here.

 

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NSF/ANSI 332 – Silver Certified

NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings is a U.S. national standard that measures and certifies the sustainability of resilient flooring products based on lifecycle assessment principles. All Interface luxury vinyl tiles are Silver certified. Our certificate is available upon request.

 

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Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) Certification Scheme — Four ticks

The SGBP certification scheme adheres to the ISO 14024 Type I Environmental Labelling Programme and assesses building products on their environment-related features. The SGBP scheme is well-recognised by the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark scheme and can score additional points under the Scheme. Our luxury vinyl tiles have a four-tick rating under the SGBP scheme and are listed in the SGBP directory. Our certificate is available upon request.

 

 

Adhesives

 

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The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label Plus  

The Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus programme sets a high standard for indoor air quality by certifying products with very low levels of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Our TacTiles® are tested and certified under the Green Label Plus programme. View our certificates here.

 

 

Memberships

We are active members of green building organisations across Asia Pacific:

 

     
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Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

Interface Australia is a member of the GBCA, which was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions. GBCA is an Established Member of the World Green Building Council.

 

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Green Building Japan (GBJ) 

Interface Japan is a member of the GBJ, which was established in February 2013. It is a forum of organisations and individuals that aim to promote a sustainable built environment, and it is currently the only organisation of LEED professionals and users in Japan that collaborates with the US Green Building Council on LEED-related programmes.

 

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Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)

Interface India is a member of the IGBC. Established in 2001 as part of the non-profit coalition, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the IGBC was formed in 2001 and offers a suite of services including green building training programmes and certification services. The IGBC is an Established Member of the World Green Building Council.

 

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Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI)

Interface Indonesia is a member of the GBCI. Founded in 2009, the GBCI is committed to public education, furthering the application of environmental best practices and facilitating the transition into a sustainable global building industry. GBCI is an Established Member of the World Green Building Council.

 

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Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)

Interface Singapore is a member of the SGBC. The SGBC was launched in 2009 to advocate green building design, practices and technologies, and drive environmental sustainability in the building and construction industry in Singapore. It is an Established Member of the World Green Building Council.

 

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Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC)

Interface Vietnam is a member of the VGBC, which was established in 2007 with the aim of raising awareness and build capacity for the development of green buildings in Vietnam. The VGBC developed LOTUS, a collection of market-based green building rating tools developed for the Vietnamese built environment that are based on internationally-recognised green building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM. Products listed in the VGBC’s green database are recognised to be environmentally friendly. The VGBC is a Prospective Member of the World Green Building Council.

 

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The Vinyl Council of Australia

Interface Australia is a member of the Vinyl Council of Australia, which was formed in 1998 to advance the environmental sustainability of the Australian PVC industry through research and promotion.