Interface's Circular Approach Recognized as a "Circularity Lighthouse"
Atlanta, GA, January 24, 2024-Interface announces that its circular approach to the production of carpet tile products is recognized as one of three "Circularity Lighthouses in the Built Environment" by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and McKinsey & Company. Announced at the WEF’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the new designation recognizes pioneering circular solutions showcasing innovation, impact, and value.
The distinction recognizes Interface for its circular supply chain and manufacturing of carpet tile products produced at scale for the commercial flooring industry. The company’s carpet tiles feature circular raw materials, like bio-based materials that keep carbon from reentering the atmosphere, and can be recycled and reused through the company’s ReEntry and Reclamation program. Through these efforts and other innovations, Interface offers the lowest carbon footprint carpet tile in the industry.
The recognition coincides with a crucial moment in the fight against climate change. Studies indicate that circularity can eliminate 75% of embodied carbon emissions in the built environment. The Circular Lighthouse network aims to drive industry-wide changes toward circularity, uniting like-minded organizations in a common goal.