Leading Environment Award for Australian Carpet Innovator
Interface, Australia's largest manufacturer of commercial
modular carpet, has won the NSW Government 2012 Green Globe Award
for Excellence in Sustainability. The awards were announced
by the NSW Minister for the Environment, Robyn Parker, at NSW
The NSW Government's Green Globe Awards are the leading
environment awards, recognising environmental excellence,
leadership and innovation in NSW.
The award for Going Beyond Environment Standards
applauds Interface's commitment to be the first fully sustainable
company by 2020 - Mission Zero™.
Interface launched its Go Beyond campaign this year www.interfacegobeyond.com.au announcing the
company's sustainability leadership and achievements, with the aim
of becoming the most environmentally transparent manufacturer in
A recent innovation has been the launch of Australia's first 100
per cent recycled nylon yarn carpet tile, "Raw". Interface also
launched Australia's first third party audited Environmental
Product Declarations for carpet tiles, revealing the full life
cycle impacts of their products on the environment.
Interface is the first Australian carpet manufacturer to achieve
Gold Standard GreenTag certification for their full suite of
products, approved by the Green Building Council Australia,
achieving the lowest environmental impact scores for flooring,
under the GreenTag Life Cycle Assessment scheme (current at August
The company has also started to harvest post-industrial yarn
from its local manufacturing process and return it to one of its
yarn suppliers for inclusion into its yarn-recycling program. This
is an example of closed loop recycling in action and has
reengineered its supply chain - transforming its suppliers into
This year Interface started to supply TacTiles™, a patented
glueless adhesive system for installing carpet tiles, with every
new build order. TacTiles™ reduce the environmental footprint of
carpet tile installations by 90 per cent.
Interface continues to run the industry's most successful carpet
recycling program, ReEntry®.
For further information please contact:
Kristen McNicol, Channel Communications Manager
Interface +61 2 8332 2461 0423 886 196
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