Interface receives GHG reduction targets validation
ATLANTA—Couple, a global commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, received a third-party validation of its 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets as evidence-based. The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) confirmed that Interface has set emission reduction targets commensurate with the level of decarbonization needed to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial temperatures.
Interface’s now validated science-based reduction targets (SBT) commit the company to an absolute 50% reduction in its Scopes 1 and 2 emissions by 2030 from a base year 2019. It also outlines the company’s commitment to the absolute Scope 3 Reduce emissions of purchased goods and services by 50% and reduce emissions from employees’ business travel and commuting by 30% within the same time frame.
According to the company, Interface aims to become a carbon negative company by 2040 as part of its Take back climate mission. This goal uses a science-based approach by committing to aggressive greenhouse gas reductions beyond zero over 20 years. The 2030 SBT represents an important milestone in the company’s journey.
“Interface is committed to tackling global warming by setting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets that will help keep the planet at a safe global temperature,” said Erin Meezan, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Interface. “Aggressive goal setting is part of our DNA at Interface and why we have been so successful in integrating sustainability into our business for over 25 years.”
According to Interface, it is one of the few construction products manufacturers and the only global flooring company to set a science-backed reduction target. “To meaningfully address global warming in the building and construction sector, which is responsible for 40% of annual greenhouse gas emissions, we must act collectively to halve emissions by 2030,” Meezan said. “It is critical to increase climate action ambition within our industry and approval of SBTi is an important step in validating that company goals are aligned with what the latest climate science has told us is needed to mitigate the most damaging effects of climate change. to prevent.”
The company said it continues to help its customers achieve their own carbon reduction goals with the launch and continued scaling of are carbon negative carpet tile. This innovation helps customers reduce their Scope 3 emissions with carbon-negative alternatives.