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Products that go beyond neutral to help restore the health of the planet.

Three Lenses of Health and Materials: Green Chemistry, Circular Economy, and Embodied Carbon

Interface is committed to running our business in a way that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life.  As an interior products company, we know that this begins with protecting the health of the people who live and work with our products every day.  

When it comes to product innovation and development, our process strives to continually optimize products, guided by our Three Lenses of Health and Materials: Green Chemistry, Circular Economy and Embodied Carbon. 

With these in mind, we work to create products that restore the health of the planet and create a climate fit for life. Certification partners can help us measure progress for parts of the Three Lenses, but getting a product certified is never the end of the journey. We measure and manage trade-offs to be strategic in minimizing-and ultimately eliminating–the human and environmental health impacts associated with our products through all three lenses, across the entire product life cycle.   

What to Ask Manufacturers

The top 3 questions to ask any manufacturer to assess their commitment to sustainable materials.

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1. Green Chemistry

What goals do you have in green chemistry beyond removing toxic chemicals from finished products?
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2. Circular Economy

What percentage of raw material inputs for your total product portfolio come from recycled content or biobased materials?
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3. Embodied Carbon

What is the most important thing you would need to do to cut the carbon footprint of your products by 50% in the next 5-10 years?

For a Three Lenses of Health and Materials CEU accredited by AIA, IDCEC, and GBCI for your office, reach out to sustainability@interface.com