Interface wins most sustainable large corporation at BGreen Awards

Interface wins most sustainable large corporation at BGreen Awards

05.12.2013: Recognised for transforming business strategy to reduce environmental impact Caption: Interface wins the Most Sustainable Large Corporation

Recognised for transforming business strategy to reduce environmental impact




Caption: Interface wins the Most Sustainable Large Corporation at the BGreen Awards ceremony in Dubai.  Photo credit: BGreen Magazine.



Interface, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of carpet tiles has won The Most Sustainable Large Corporation at the recent BGreen Awards ceremony in Dubai.


The event at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, attended by more than 300 sustainability advocates including senior personnel from Dubai Municipality, the Department of Tourism and Marketing and Emirates Transport, was designed to recognise the sustainability initiative achievements of large and small organisations.


Shortlisted companies for the Large Corporation category were sought based on a total strategy to reduce the impact on the environment, including logistics, supplies, corporate social responsibility initiatives and strong employee engagement. 


Comments from the judging panel noted, “The winner was founded in 1973 and now employs 3,000 people across the world.  Most of its own buildings meet LEED and USGBC performance requirements.  Our winner is a world leader in its production field, which uses 95 per cent less water now compared to 30 years ago.”


Steven Pratt, Regional Director for Interface Middle East, said, “Winning this award is fantastic.  Interface has been on a path towards sustainability since 1994 and our Mission Zero pledge – to eliminate our impact on the environment by 2020 – influences every aspect of the business, inspiring each of us to continually push the boundaries. 


“Those efforts are being recognised across the world and are particularly relevant now with Dubai winning Expo 2020, as the world’s attention turns to the UAE.”




Interface has been operating in the Middle East for more than 30 years through a network of distributors, including M H Baluchi & Sons in Bahrain, Business Machine Co in Kuwait, Sharikat Fanniya Omaniya in Oman, Rafco in Qatar, Riyadh House Est in Saudi Arabia and Ofis in the UAE.  Its regional headquarters and showroom is based in Al Barsha, Dubai.


- Lindsay Johnston, Total Communications Dubai -  also photo

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