Environmental pioneer Ray Anderson launches new book
October 21st, 2009
In 1994, InterfaceFLOR founder and Chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: To take nothing from the earth that can’t be replaced by the earth. Now, Anderson leads the way and challenges all industry to share the same goal.
In his new book “Confessions of a Radical Industrialist”, Ray Anderson shows how he transformed his company in the last 15 years to become the number one in Corporate Sustainability, as voted by 1600 Sustainability professionals around the globe.
The Interface story is a compelling one: In 1994, making carpet production was a toxic, petroleum-based process, releasing immense amounts of air and water pollution and creating tons of waste.
Fifteen years after Anderson’s revelation his company has cut greenhouse gas emissions by 82%, fossil fuel consumption by 60%, waste by 66% and water use by 75%. While developing new machines and processes for carpet production and significantly increasing profits in the process.
With practical ideas and measurable outcomes that every business can use, Anderson shows that profit and sustainability are not mutually exclusive and that businesses can improve their bottom lines by doing right by the earth.
“We have a choice to make during our brief visit to this beautiful blue and green living planet. We can hurt it or we can help it. For you, it is your choice,” the author says.
Available in book stores nationally or click here to buy your copy online from Amazon.com.
To learn more about how InterfaceFLOR Australia is tracking on their journey to Mount Sustainability, click here.
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