A Message from our CEO

Thank You for Your Interest in Climate Take Back™

 

We’re optimistic about our planet’s future and believe we have the opportunity to create a climate fit for life. To start off 2018 we set a goal to donate to Project Drawdown, an organization funding global warming solutions, based on the number of social media shares we received in the month of January.

We’re thrilled to announce that we received over 12,000 shares! We promised to match this $1 for $1 and then double it, so we are rounding up to $25,000 USD.

To learn more about our Climate Take Back mission and how we view the current crisis not as a problem but as an opportunity, read this message from our CEO, Jay Gould.

Create a climate fit for life. Join Climate Take Back.

Join us for Climate Take Back

At Interface, we’re convinced a fundamental change needs to happen in our response to the biggest threat to humanity – climate change.

Now is the time for us to act, and we invite you to join us. We believe that humanity has the power to change our climate and decide what happens next to our planet. We may have changed the climate by mistake, but we can change it through intent. We have the tools, the ideas and the ingenuity to ensure every living thing on this planet can benefit from a climate fit for life.

Changing Perspectives:
Carbon as a Resource

Take Love Carbon for example. The buildings in which we work, learn and sleep are a key cause of global warming, accounting for a third of global carbon emissions. But it doesn’t have to be this way. What if we saw carbon as a resource rather than a problem?

Across the world there is a movement seeking to re-imagine our relationship with carbon. For a comprehensive exploration of the potential of carbon dioxide removal to create a climate fit for life, check out this recent New Yorker article by Elizabeth Kolbert.

In May 2017, we unveiled our Proof Positive concept tile, the world’s first carbon negative carpet tile. Through the use of plant-derived carbon and creating closed loops for the materials’ reuse and recycling, this prototype locks in carbon to the extent that this tile stores more carbon than it emits during its production.

Taking a Stand on Carpet Recycling

In 2017, Interface successfully lobbied for tougher recycling standards in the state of California, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 1158 into law. We took to task our competitors and our industry’s trade association. We felt we had to take a stand, it was the right thing to do for our customers. This law represented a monumental step toward widespread reclamation and recycling. Through our ReEntry® program we recycle our products and those of our competitors. For two decades recycling has been a cornerstone of our commitment to Mission Zero, and remains key to our plans to Live Zero going forward.

Join Us on Our Journey

In 2018 we will speak louder than ever about Climate Take Back – and we’d love to add your voice and optimism.

I recently shared our vision at Bloomberg BNA’s Sustainable Business Summit in New York. Check out this video interview on how we use sustainability to drive innovation and profitability.

Find out more about Climate Take Back in these short videos featuring me, our CSO Erin Meezan, and the ecologist and founder of Project Drawdown, Paul Hawken. If our plans resonate with you and you want to join the Climate Take Back, sign up for our monthly updates below and even ask your company whether it sees carbon as a resource or the enemy. Let us create a climate fit for life. Help us change the conversation on carbon.

Thank you for being part of our journey.

Jay Gould
President & CEO
Interface Inc.