ESG at Interface

Interface aims to operate in an ethical and sustainable manner that benefits all stakeholders – employees, customers, shareholders, and the environment.

“Interface is a remarkable company. Our reputation, exceptional team, and purpose-driven culture enable us to uphold our commitment to reducing environmental impacts, cultivating social responsibility, and maintaining robust governance practices.

I am deeply grateful to be a part of a team that continually builds upon our extensive legacy as leaders in design, sustainability, and innovation, preserving the enduring legacy of our founder.

We look forward to working alongside our customers, partners, suppliers, and employees as we continue to transform business in a way that influences others in our industry and beyond to do the same.” – Laurel Hurd, President & CEO, Interface

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2022 Impact Report

In 1994, inspired by our customers and led by the fundamental mindset shift of our founder, Ray Anderson, Interface began a radical business transformation that would lead us to create a positive impact on the world and become the purpose-driven company we are today.

Our 2022 Impact Report highlights our commitment to ESG and to operating in an ethical and sustainable manner that benefits all stakeholders – employees, customers, shareholders, and the environment. Our journey to more sustainable business practices is ongoing, guided by a purpose-driven culture and an emphasis on transparency.

With this report, we detail our continued efforts toward reducing our carbon footprint, making Interface a great place to work, supporting our surrounding communities, and doing business ethically and responsibly.

ESG Oversight

Our Board of Directors oversees all areas of ESG at Interface. To ensure effective governance, our Nominating & Governance Committee, led by our esteemed Lead Independent Director, is responsible for closely monitoring and advising the company's management on matters pertaining to the environment, social impact, and governance for our organization. In addition, Interface has adopted an integrated, strategic approach to ensuring effective management of climate strategy and measurement, including oversight, and monitoring by our Chairman of the Board.

“At Interface, we want to change the world for the better. Our pioneering journey to sustainability has attracted thousands of fellow travelers. Environmental sustainability is just one element of the societal change we advocate. Our efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion are as fundamental to our future as are great design and efficient manufacturing. Most importantly, we want to conduct ourselves in a way that makes us all proud. That means not just obeying the laws and regulations but also leading with just and ethical conduct in every part of our company.” – Chris Kennedy, Lead Independent Director of the Interface Board.

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Interface is a signatory to the UN Global Compact. Our sustainability goals and activities are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more information on how our actions connect to the individual SDGs, see our 2022 Impact Report.

Awards & Recognition

Interface is regularly recognized for our leadership in sustainability, design, and innovation. Recent accolades and achievements include:

  • TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies of 2023. Recognized as a Pioneer for our innovation and sustainability efforts over our 50-year history
  • RE100 Leadership Awards (2022) in the Beyond 100% Category for reaching 100% renewable electricity in our operations and for our innovative sustainability strategies
  • Edie Sustainability Leaders (2022) – Product Innovation of the Year and first-ever Purpose Awards from Buildings and Interiors + Sources for our Embodied Beauty™ collection
  • GlobeScan SustainAbility Leaders Report – Top Leader (1998-2022). Interface was ranked in the top ten companies globally who are integrating sustainability into their business
  • America's Most Responsible Companies (2022). Interface was listed as #134 on Newsweek's annual list of America's Most Responsible Companies.
  • EPA Green Power Partner. Celebrated our 15-year anniversary as partner for our continued efforts to expand the green power markets
  • OnBoard Excellence Awards for our CEO Laurel Hurd. Laurel was recognized as one of three Georgia-based women in executive leadership positions and the pipeline for future board membership
  • Innovation by Design finalist (2022) by Fast Company for the FLOR® cradle-to-gate carbon negative area rug collection
  • Treehugger's 10 Best Eco-Friendly Rugs of 2022 for our FLOR products