Interface Gets 3rd Party Verification of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
Atlanta, GA, September 20, 2021-Interface announced third-party validation of its 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets as science-based. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) confirmed that Interface has set emission reduction targets that are in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase to 1.5°C compared to preindustrial temperatures.
The now validated science-based targets (SBT) from Interface commit the company to reduce its Scopes 1 and 2 emissions 50% on an absolute basis by 2030 from a 2019 base year. It also outlines the company's commitment to reduce absolute Scope 3 emissions from purchased goods and services 50% and reduce business travel and employee commuting emissions 30% within the same timeframe.
Interface endeavors to become a carbon negative enterprise by 2040 as part of its Climate Take Back mission. This goal uses a science-based approach by committing to aggressive GHG reductions that go beyond zero in a 20-year timeframe. The 2030 SBT represents an important halfway milestone on the company's journey.
Interface is one of few building product manufacturers and the only global flooring company to set a science-based reduction target.
Beyond setting SBTs, Interface continues to help its customers achieve their own carbon reduction goals with the launch and continued scaling of its carbon negative carpet tile when measured cradle to gate. This innovation helps customers reduce their Scope 3 emissions with carbon negative alternatives. Furthermore, all the flooring products that Interface sells are carbon neutral across their full product life cycle through the Carbon Neutral Floors program.
To learn more about Interface's SBT, visit https://sciencebasedtargets.org/companies-taking-action.