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Net-Works / inclusive business model


Net-Works is an innovative, cross-sector initiative designed to tackle the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing nets in some of the world’s poorest coastal communities whilst at the same time supporting Interface’s Mission Zero goal to source 100% recycled raw material for its carpet tiles. The programme has established a community-based supply chain for collecting discarded fishing nets in rural coastal areas in the central Philippines (including the Bantayan Islands and Danajon Bank, one of only six double-barrier reefs in the world).

The jury thought this was a good project. However, the design aspect – although it’s only one aspect among many others – is not given enough consideration. Besides, the project is not innovative enough. Altogether, it was not enough to deserve an award.
Jury Statement
Does it solve arelevant problem?Score: 100 %Does it balanceeffort and use value?Score: 80 %Does it create apositive experience?Score: 80 %Does it strengthengroup relations?Score: 80 %Does it reflect orpromote highmoral-ethicalstandards?Score: 90 %
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Interface Deutschland GmbH

Interface Deutschland GmbH
Krefeld, Germany