The NSF Sustainable Carpet Standard was developed in 2005 to help drive the carpet industry toward a more sustainable future by providing a national standard that can be used for developing environmentally-friendly carpet, the release stated.
Based on the number of points earned in six key areas — Public health and environment; energy and energy efficiency; bio-based recycled content materials; manufacturing; reclamation and end-of-life management; and innovation — certification is issued in one of three levels: Silver; gold; or platinum; InterfaceFLOR achieved silver certification, the release noted.
Connie Hensler, director of life cycle assessment programs at InterfaceFLOR, said: "At InterfaceFLOR, we are committed to environmental leadership in every aspect of our business, and we are dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint. Obtaining NSF/ANSI 140 certification for sustainable carpet helps us demonstrate our commitment to Mission Zero, our promise to eliminate all negative impacts we may have on the environment by 2020."
InterfaceFLOR''s facility in Chonburi, Thailand, is the first manufacturing facility outside of North America to achieve this highly-reputable certification, the release added.