In 1 July 2007 InterfaceNZ (Now INZIDE Commercial) announced that all of its Interface carpet tile was climate neutral, accounting for the greenhouse gas emissions over the entire lifecycle of the carpet - covering raw material acquisition, manufacturing, transportation, use, maintenance and disposal. The carpet itself, was (and still is) independently verified and certified by the SGS Group, to be climate neutral and already has a high level of environmental sustainability.
Now Inzide Commercial has gone one step further and achieved Landcare Research's carboNZero certification for it’s full New Zealand operation (inclusive of it’s Lonseal and Melded Fabric lines). This means they have accurately measured and managed (reduced) their organisations greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as much as possible and then offset their remaining tonnes of unavoidable GHG emissions by cancelling verified carbon credits from EBEX21 native forest regeneration and from the Tararua II windfarm project. Inzide Commercial was also required to undergo independent verification prior to certification.
Inzide Commercial Sales & Marketing Director Steve Aschebrock says the developments are consistent with Interface’s “Mission Zero” - its goal of a zero environmental footprint globally by the year 2020. This means, in part, having 100% “closed loop” recycling of all carpets or, alternatively, 100% biodegradable carpet with zero waste.