Redesigning Our Company
In 1994, at age sixty and in his company’s twenty-second year, our founder and Chairman Ray Anderson steered Interface on a new course—one designed to reduce our environmental footprint while increasing our profits. His bold new vision was to create the first enterprise to become truly sustainable.
Health Product Declaration
Interface announces its first Health Product Declaration (HPD) for modular carpet tiles produced in the Americas with our GlasBac®, GlasBacRE and CushionBac Renew backing systems.
Interface's GreenCircle Certifications
Interface reaches a new level of product transparency with the Green Circle Certified Environmental Facts label on four product categories.
A Legacy of Innovation
Interface began in 1973, when Ray C. Anderson discovered a need for flexible flooring. To make it happen, Ray led a joint venture with Carpets International Plc. (CI), a British company, and a group of American investors to produce and market modular carpet. This original team of 15 faced significant challenges from sharply rising petrochemical costs, a key raw material in the carpet industry. CI’s advanced cutting and bonding technology sustained the company and enabled it to meet the needs of the office building boom of the mid-1970s.
The Interface team is dedicated to spreading goodness, from impactful interiors to sustainable practices. To keep ourselves accountable for our actions, we’ve created five core values that pave the way for everything we do. These values are: design a better way, be genuine and generous, inspire others, connect the whole and embrace tomorrow, today.
Why PVC? A Conversation About Materials
Simply claiming “PVC Free” doesn't make a product healthy and sustainable. Interface's closed loop system assesses and optimizes all materials we use to reduce potential health concerns, including PVC.
Interface is committed to transparency and our Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs, ensure that carpet tile specifiers can make an apples to apples comparison when looking at environmental attributes.