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Interface Reports 2008 Ecometrics
April 22, 2009
The results are in: Interface releases 2008 ecometrics results and is named the leader in corporate sustainability by Globescan's survey of sustainability experts. By Lisa Lilienthal
In addition to typical financial metrics like profit and loss, Atlanta-based Interface, Inc. began tracking 'ecometrics' in 1996, measuring energy and water intake, waste streams, greenhouse gas emissions, and raw materials streams, to evaluate its progress towards the goal of sustainability and doing business in ways that minimize the impact on the environment. The carpet company today released its Ecometrics for 2008 amid news that it has also ranked first in a Globescan survey of sustainability experts who were asked name corporate leaders in sustainability.
"It is gratifying to be recognized for our efforts on a global scale," said Dan Hendrix, CEO of Interface, Inc. "Mission Zero is about more than just the Interface journey. It's about demonstrating and sharing a new business model that aligns people, products, profit and the planet."
This is the third time Interface has ranked first in the GlobeScan Survey of Sustainability Experts, a remarkable achievement for a company that does not have a "household name" brand like others on the list, which includes BP, General Electric, and Toyota.
In reporting its Ecometrics™ for 2008, Interface says that net greenhouse gas emissions are down 71 percent from a 1996 baseline, and that water intake per unit of production is down 72 percent from the same time period. The company also notes that 89 percent of its electricity is renewable, including three factories that are operating on 100 percent green electricity, including the Bentley Prince Street facility in City of Industry, California. Visit the Interface Global website for the full Ecometrics results for 2008.