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Carbon Reduction Initiatives

INZIDE commercial tracks, reduces and offsets carbon for all the products it sells in New Zealand. This includes from where we take ownership of the product (for Interface - at the Port of departure wherever we source the product anywhere in the world, for Lonseal from Japan or the USA, for Retro Block from Onehunga) through to when we supply the product to the customer.

Interface Inc. also counts carbon for the product manufacture and supply to the customer all around the world. So between us we have a small double up on carbon tracking from the Mill of departure to our warehouse.

We have deliberately excluded recycling activities from our carbon offsets for INZIDE. We track it but do not want to be carbon penalized for increasing our recycling activities. Please read our Carbon Management plan to get more detail here of this deliberate exclusion which has been agreed to by the carboNZero auditor.
1. Carbon tracking – as verified by carboNZero
Carbon
Toonage
Intensity Kg/CO2/m2
2007/8
288
1.24
2008/9
255
0.96
2009/10
288
1.12
2010/11
286
0.82
2011/12
311
0.78
2012/13
336
1.17
2. Carbon disclosure statement
3. Carbon Management plan 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013 - PDF 214kb
4. The major carbon issues for Inzide Commercial are airfreight (product into New Zealand) and truck distribution (transporting product around NZ). Airfreight is always in our top 4 carbon emissions and yet makes up less than 2% of our volumes (in 2012/13 it was 0.3%). Airfreight is recurred when projects require carpet tile to avoid late penalties. Hence our customer demand airfreight and we meet their requests. Container shipping is low carbon intensity. Removing trucks from the road is a stated objective and we continue to put efforts into rail and coastal shipping.


INZIDE Commercial's Top 10 carbon emission sources - 2012/13

 
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