From something negative comes something positive

From a company that once harmed the planet comes a company determined to heal it. That’s the remarkable journey we began more than 20 years ago…and we’re not done. Climate Take Back™ is our new mission to make a better world.

The Goal is in Sight

More than 20 years ago, we set an audacious goal for our company: to have no negative impact on the planet by the year 2020. We called it our “Mission Zero®.” With the help and creative prowess of many collaborators, we’re poised to reach this goal.

The global numbers tell a compelling story.

Changing the Face of Industry

With the help of numerous partners, we’ve shown that business can be a positive contributor to society while still earning a profit. We innovate not just in our products, but also in how we make them and what becomes of them at the end of their useful lives.

Our quest for cleaner energy embraces a wide array of alternative sources, from methane to cocoa to fish heads. And our search for earth-positive raw materials is helping communities in ways unimagined a generation ago.

Take our Net-Works® programme. It helps residents in impoverished fishing villages collect discarded fishing nets (a threat to marine life) and sell them into a global supply chain. The result: Those destructive, broken nets gain a second life as beautiful, long-lasting carpet tile.

Designing a More Beautiful World

While our macro vision is to design a “better way” for the world at large, we believe beautiful design is vital to introducing a “better way” within interior spaces. Our products contribute to spaces that move and inspire the people who inhabit them.

Drawing inspiration from some of the world’s most enduring hand-crafted textiles, the new World Woven® Collection opens up a new world of design possibilities and references nature through its irregular patterns and colour variations

What Comes Next?

On target to reach Mission Zero, we commit to a new mission, as ambitious as anything we’ve ever done: Climate Take Back. It’s time to do more than mitigate global warming; it’s time to reverse it. And we’re holding our company accountable to do our part.

Armed with optimism, tools, and insatiable ingenuity, we pledge to create solutions not only for our organisation, but to share with fellow industries and like-minded parties to turn #NegativeToPositive.

Negative to Positive: Everyone Can Contribute

The problems we face were not created overnight, or by just one person. Their solutions will likewise require time and a team effort.

From the designer who asks, “How can I transform this space for the better?” to the youth group committed to cleaning up their local waterway, every one of us can be part of the movement.