Human Health and Climate Change

Interface has committed to running our business in a way that creates a climate fit for life—and we call on others to do the same.

Climate Take Back™, our new mission, is about people. Our world is really just billions of neighbors sharing one planet all in need of an environment conducive to living healthy, productive lives. Reversing global warming creates opportunities for communities across the world to experience greater wellness and resilience. All people, our people, are in need of and capable of creating a climate fit for life.

As a truly global company, we look at the issue of health comprehensively, with 4 stakeholders in mind: our associates, our customers, our shareholders, and our shared environment. And, we have been hard pressed to find a health issue more urgent and far reaching than climate change.

Climate change impacts the everyday lives of so many across the world. Scientific research from the World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control, and Harvard School of Public Health, amongst many others continues to reinforce this.

Solutions exist today, and among them are specifying low, no, and negative carbon footprint products (negative carbon is a positive thing!). Commercial flooring is one of the few building product categories where specifiers can find this information either on an EPD or Green Circle Certified Environmental Facts label. If it’s not on your favored label currently, ask for it to be! We are actively working to make this information available everywhere so that the public can see what the unintended consequence of frameworks like red lists can have in the absence of a comprehensive outlook on health.

For more on how climate change affects human health, click here.