[Scherpenzeel, Netherlands] The European division of Interface has cut its carbon emissions by 90 percent and reduced its water usage by 95 percent, the company announced.
The ground-breaking sustainability targets were achieved last month at Interface’s European manufacturing facility in Scherpenzeel, Netherlands. This part of the company’s ‘Mission Zero’, a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2020. The carpet manufacturer also unveiled today that it was sourcing 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources and had achieved zero waste to landfill at the Dutch site, as reported by Green Business News.
Ramon Arratia, European sustainability director at Interface, said, “Today, at Interface Europe, we are announcing that we are reducing our carbon by 90 percent and water by 95 percent from January 1, 2014. It is possible, it’s here and it has happened in a carpet industry, which one could say is an extension of the petrochemical sector.”