Social Sustainability

Net Effect

Net Effect is a carpet tile collection that honors the ocean not only in its aesthetic references but also in a unique and tangible way through a project called Net-Works™. Net Effect One is a collection of three textures in 50cm squares that, when placed side by side, describes the precise moment when the sea foams into the shore. Net Effect Two is a collection of three products in our new 25cm X 1m skinny plank format that captures the fluidity of water even in linear patterns with expanding and contracting rhythms.

Our Mission

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.

Global Capabilities

At Interface, we live where we work. This may seem fundamental, but it makes us unique in the carpet industry. To be global in thought and action—with outposts and people on the ground in six continents—is truly extraordinary.

Greening Your Supply Chain

Interface recommends you apply the following six practices to the manufacturers and suppliers with whom you work to begin or increase the greening of your higher education campus’ supply chain.

Green Apple

Interface was one of the first companies to join the effort as a founding sponsor in 2012; exemplifying our sustainability mission, supporting our commitment to “legacy” social sustainability projects, and expanding our leadership in the education segment. Green Apple Day of Service is an expression of our commitment to restorative business, leaving the world a better place through inspiring and healthy spaces for learning, educating youth, and tackling global social issues.

SCAD and Interface Collaboration

As we considered a unique way to inspire designers with our skinny planks, we realized we needed a partner who could offer a new point of view. So we opted for a group of talented multi-media design students from Atlanta’s Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). They were young and unfamiliar with our industry. Who better to give a fresh perspective?

Human Spaces

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.

September 28, 2015
Interface at CGI 2015

Interface delivers progress report on the Net-Works program expansion at 2015 Clinton Global Initiative.

Net-Works

The Net-Works program proves collaborative innovation can create positive, sustainable change.

April 20, 2017
‘Drawdown’ Provides Solutions to Global Warming

Interface and the Net-Works program are featured in Paul Hawken's book, “Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming”

June 5, 2017
Interface Recognized by GlobeScan and SustainAbility

Interface is recognized for 20th consecutive year for sustainability leadership

November 1, 2017
Interface Launches Design Competition with Net Impact

Drawdown: INNOVATE to inspire students to innovate new business models, products, services to address climate change.

January 16, 2018
Interface Launches Social Giving Campaign to Support Climate Action

In an effort to bring awareness to and support for climate action, Interface recently launched a social giving campaign to raise critical funds needed to advance carbon-oriented solutions to climate change.

April 17, 2018
Interface Donates $25,000 to Project Drawdown

Interface donates $25,000 to Project Drawdown to fund global research on global warming solutions.