Inzide Carbon Neutrality - The Story
We are proud to supply the New Zealand market with carbon neutral* flooring solutions from global flooring brands; Interface, Forbo and nora.
As a supplier we choose to maintain this carbon neutrality commitment by measuring, reducing, verifying, and offsetting the carbon cost of our portion of the supplychain process through the Toitu carbonzero program.
That is, the carbon cost for the Gate to end-user stage.
Gate-to-end user refers to a products journey from the manufacturing site, wherever it may be in the world all the way until it reaches the end-users floor here in New Zealand. When you order products through Inzide, you can be assured that not only will it be a world-class flooring solution with a low or neutral carbon footprint but that the net carbon cost of its transportation and all associated processes in getting it to you, the end user is in the first instance mitigated and any un-avoidale carbon (ie shipping) is offset to achieve a net zero position.
Inzide as a business has been committed to reducing our carbon footprint for the past 15 years and while we aspire to achieve a true carbon neutrality position as an importer we acknowledge that we are at the mercy of the global scale conundrum of the transport industry's fossil fuel reliance.
Where possible we look to use low carbon intensive transportation options, choosing rail over trucks where practicable.
"Certification from Toitu Envirocare is proof you are taking action on climate change. Accurately measure and reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of your business, product or service" - Toitu, Envirocare.
You can find out more about Toitu and their certification programs HERE.
Carbon credit 2020 project summary
Here is the latest Toitu investment summary for the Inzide carbon credits generated in 2020/2021. We are so excited to be supporting the Baragran Hydro project in India.
Baragran Hydro Project
Carbon Credit Preferences
Interface Carbon Neutral Floors - The Story
Embodied carbon is the carbon footprint of a material – the sum of all the carbon resulting from the mining, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, transportation and installation of building materials. It can be measured from "cradle to gate" or "cradle to end-user." Reducing embodied carbon is the most critical component of the carbon life cycle at Interface, as it’s the part that they can control when they produce their flooring products.
Since 1996, Interface have reduced the embodied carbon footprint of their carpet tile products by 74%. Changing how they design and produce them, they have come up with innovations that allow for high levels of recycled materials to be used, dematerialisation and improved manufacturing efficiencies and cleaner energy sources. Then, through the 3rd party verified Carbon Neutral Floors program, compensating for what they still can't avoid with carbon offsets which support renewable energy, fuel switching and reforestation projects.
Since 2003, Interface have sold more than 379 million square meters of carbon neutral flooring globally, and have retired approximately 5.3 million metric tons of verified emission reduction credits – all while reducing the carbon footprint of their products further.
All Interface products sold in New Zealand are carbon neutral certified for the full closed-loop product lifecycle cradle-to-cradle and have a 3rd party verified certificate to prove it.
Specified Interface flooring since 2018? Ask us for the project certificate!
Interface Carbon Negative Carpet Tiles
- The Story
In 2018 Interface wad the first flooring company globally to announce the carbon neutrality for all products, cradle-to-cradle.
This was a huge accomplishment in their journey to a more sustainable business model. Since then they have been looking to take that goal and shoot for the moon.
The Embodied Beauty Collection by Interface is their first collection to include 3 carpet tile styles which are carbon negative, cradle to gate.
Shishu Stitch, Tokyo Texture and Zen Stitch prove that the pursuits of beautiful design and sustainability are inseparable.
They have achieved this next step by using special nylon yarns, lower weight pile and a revolutionary new bio-based backing;
CQuestBio and CQuestBioX.
Forbo Marmoleum - The Story
Marmoleum is a CO2 neutral, cradle to gate Resilient floor and surfacing product that is comprised of 97% natural ingredients. It combines ecological values with contemporary design and offers an important contribution to the built environment by providing a natural alternative to plastic, carbon intensive vinyl's. To be able to produce a resilient CO2 neutral floor covering that not only lasts for over 30 years but is also bio-degradable at its end of life, is truly unique.
Marmoleum is made from a combination of natural ingredients making it more healthy, safe and sustainable than more traditional forms of Linoleum.
Linseed Oil, Wood flour, Pine tree resin, Limestone, pigment and jute make up 97% of the products composition. This combination of natural ingredients strengthens the flooring over time, adds beautiful naturalistic colours and textures with the Linseed Oil acting as a natural anti-bacterial, making it an appropriate flooring option for hospitals and healthcare.
Marmoleum is produced with 100% clean energy. Forbo's manufacturing facilities, both the Assendelft and Kirkcaldy linoleum plants are run through green energy such as solar and wind. The trees, plants and Jute crops used to create marmoleum have absorbed an amount of C02 during their life that exceeds the amount of C02 emitted during their production process.