ATLANTA - October 12, 2016 - Global modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, has been recognized for its achievements in sustainability at the prestigious Ethical Corporation, Responsible Business Awards 2016.
Interface was awarded Best Company and its Chairman and CEO, Dan Hendrix, was honored as CEO of the Year, with the award accepted on his behalf by Rob Boogaard, President and CEO of Interface EMEA.
The judges noted: “Interface has put environmental stewardship at the forefront of sustainable business with particular focus on the company’s Mission Zero goal to eliminate any negative environmental footprint by 2020 and bold new mission examining what companies can do to reverse climate change.”
Now in its seventh year, the Ethical Corporation, Responsible Business Awards celebrate the world’s leading organizations in CSR, sustainable supply chains, and communications.
Dan Hendrix, Chairman and CEO of Interface, Inc. commented: “Interface has been a leader in sustainable business for over twenty years, and it’s always an honor to be recognized for this work. It’s a testament to our founder, Ray Anderson and the people in our organisation who drive sustainable innovation in every aspect of the business on a daily basis.
“In June we announced, Climate Take Back, the next phase in our bold journey to reverse climate change. This challenge, ensures that Interface will be at the forefront of sustainable business practice for many years to come and honours the legacy of the work already completed.”
In addition to its award wins, Interface was also a finalist in the Sustainable Innovation and Most Effective International Community Investment categories, for the world’s first recycled Polyvinylbutyral (PVB) precoat and inclusive business, Net-Works, respectively.
This year’s ceremony took place on September 30th at the Hilton Waldorf in London and was attended by over 120 leading business executives.
Interface, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, which we design for our customers under the Interface® and FLOR® brands. We are committed to sustainability and minimizing our impact on the environment while enhancing shareholder value. Our new mission, Climate Take Back, focuses on driving positive impacts in the world to create a climate fit for life.