NSF International, the developer of the American National Standard for sustainable carpet, said modular carpet maker InterfaceFLOR has received certification to NSF/ANSI 140: Sustainable Carpet for both its GlasBac and GlasBac RE products. Additionally, InterfaceFLOR’s facility in Chonburi, Thailand, is the first manufacturing facility outside of North America to achieve the certification, NSF noted.

“Obtaining NSF/ANSI 140 certification for sustainable carpets helps us demonstrate our commitment to Mission Zero, our promise to eliminate all negative impacts we may have on the environment by 2020,” said Connie Hensler, director of life cycle assessment programs at InterfaceFLOR.

NSF International certifies carpet to ensure it meets all of the standard’s requirements. The NSF Sustainable Carpet Certification Program, which is based on NSF/ANSI Standard 140, uses a point system that considers public health and the environment, energy and energy efficiency, bio-based recycled content materials, manufacturing, reclamation and end-of-life management, and innovation.

“With so many companies claiming to be green, InterfaceFLOR took the steps necessary to ensure their products were certified to an American national sustainability standard,” noted Petie Davis, business unit manager for sustainability services at NSF International. “Consumers can be confident that InterfaceFLOR is ‘walking the talk’ when it comes to their certified carpets because the sustainable practices used to manufacture GlasBac and GlasBac RE products were verified by an independent, third-party organization.”