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Keynote presentation given by Kelly Grainger (Interface) at The Greenhouse, Leeds, as part of the Green Vision: sustainable materials event on 12 December 2012.

Keynote presentation given by Kelly Grainger (Interface) at The Greenhouse, Leeds, as part of the Green Vision: sustainable materials event on 12 December 2012.

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    Kelly grainger interface green vision2012 Kelly grainger interface green vision2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Green Vision 2012Kelly GraingerDecember 2012
    • Who is Interface? The inventor of carpet tiles $1 billion USD 3500 employees Insert image here 6 factories globally 47 showrooms
    • Sustainability ‘One day people like me will go to jail’ Ray Anderson Chairman and founder, Interface
    • Our Journey ….. •88% reduction in waste sent to landfill since 1996 per unit of production • Water intake in manufacturing is down 84% since 1996 per unit of production • Total energy use down by 47% since 1996 per unit of production • Non-renewable energy is down by 64% since 1996 per unit of production • Absolute reduction of Interface GHG emissions by 32% from baseline • 31% of global energy is from renewable sources • 44% of total raw materials are recycled or bio-based materials • 99% of the products sold in Europe were manufactured in Europe
    • The 2 paradigm shiftOLD NEW RADICAL• Corporate • Product • Systems sustainability sustainability sustainability• The Beauty contest • Embedded • Services redesign• Awards, labels, • Close loop systems • LCA performance CSR reports, radical materials certifications • kg co2/m2 • Zeroing others• Zero company • Zero product life by cannibalising impacts cycle impacts
    • Embedding sustainability –Embedding sustainability –Truly embedding is in your productTruly embedding is in your product
    • Life Cycle Analysis First step to zero out product impactsLCA. Sustainable Innovation Starts with Data.
    • Life Cycle Analysis First step to zero out product impacts
    • Sustainability Reduce the What can we do amount of to zero out the yarn used impact of yarn? Use more recycled yarn in the composition Invent a new yarn
    • ReEntry and Closing the Loop
    • The 700 question questionnaire • Do you have an environmental policy? • Do you sign to the precautionary principle? • Have you signed to the Global Compact? • Who is your ISO14001 auditor?How transformative is this…?
    • The 2 paradigm shiftOLD NEW RADICAL• Corporate • Product • Systems sustainability sustainability sustainability• The Beauty contest • Embedded • Services redesign• Awards, labels, • LCA performance • Close loop systems CSR reports, radical materials • kg co2/m2 certifications • Zeroing others • Zero product life• Zero company by cannibalising cycle impacts impacts
    • What’s the point of a recyclable carpetif it’s stuck to the floor with glue? • TacTiles substituting adhesives • A smarter more sustainable way to install carpet tiles... without GLUE!
    • Kelly GraingerSustainability UK & IrelandInterfacemobile: +44 7736 658488email: kelly.grainger@interface.com @ kellygraingerweb: www.interface.comThank you! Thank You!