"This year's survey respondents used words like 'visionary,' 'pioneer,' and 'change agent' to describe Interface and its sustainability efforts. We've tracked the trends in this space now for two decades; Interface is unique for evolving its own approach to drive industry and the practice of sustainability forward," stated GlobeScan Director
Since 1997, the
This year, GlobeScan and SustainAbility asked more than 1,000 experts in 79 countries, unprompted, "what specific companies do you think are leaders in integrating sustainability into their business strategy?" Eleven percent mentioned Interface, making it the third most mentioned company behind Unilever and Patagonia, the companies ranked as first and second, respectively.
Recognition for Climate Take Back Efforts
This year's respondents ranked leading companies highly in the survey based on perceived vision, goals and brand. Interface specifically was recognized for its long-term commitment to sustainability through its Mission Zero® goal to eliminate any negative environmental impact, and closing the technical loop with ReEntry®, which reclaims and recycles used carpet. Most notably, respondents named Interface's next 20-year sustainability mission, Climate Take Back™, which aims to address global warming, as reason for recognition as a leader.
Interface continues to strive toward creating a positive impact on the environment, not only through its efforts surrounding Climate Take Back, but also through the continuation of programs such as ReEntry and Net-Works®. Net-Works empowers people in coastal communities in the developing world to collect and sell discarded nylon fishing nets. The program has collected 142 metric tons of waste fishing nets since its 2012 inception, removing harmful waste from the ocean and providing 1,500 families with access to finance.
"It is an honor to be recognized for our sustainability approach by global sustainability experts across a variety of sectors, including academia, corporations, and government," said
GlobeScan is a strategy and insights consultancy, focused on helping our clients listen to their stakeholders and build long-term trusting relationships. Offering a suite of specialist research and advisory services, GlobeScan partners with clients to meet strategic objectives across reputation, sustainability and purpose. We conduct research in over 90 countries and are a signatory to the UN Global Compact. Established in 1987, GlobeScan is an independent, management-owned company with offices in
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