For us this means scrutinising the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of our products and processes to create Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) that our customers can trust and use to compare us with our competitors.
Here are some tools and information to guide you in your search for full product transparency.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
Interface is the first carpet tile manufacturer in Europe to achieve a third-party-verified EPD. This provides comprehensive details about a product’s composition and environmental impact throughout its life cycle, and enables customers to review and compare alternatives.
We’re committed to this level of detail and transparency and aim to have all Interface products covered by an EPD.
Environmental data sheets – a quick overview
Environmental data sheets have been developed to give a quick and fact-based overview of the main environmental impacts for each Interface product throughout all phases of its life cycle. They highlight product features and services that help reduce the overall environmental impact.
These data sheets also list how a product can help contribute towards major green building schemes and gives details about third party verification of the environmental claims made.
Read more about environmental data sheets.
Scrutinising every phase of a product’s life cycle
Interface has used LCAs since 2000 to understand the environmental performance of our products. They highlight all the impacts throughout the life of a carpet tile – from extraction, production and manufacturing to transport, customer use, maintenance and disposal.
In other words, they tell the entire story. They also highlight where the biggest environmental improvements can be made in future, and prevent companies from cherry-picking only the good stuff.
Read more about LCAs for our carpet tiles.
Things to consider throughout the life cycle of a carpet tile
Looking for a carpet tile with low environmental impact? There are many different issues to consider throughout the whole life of a carpet, from production to disposal.
Read more about what your carpet can do for the environment.