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Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist

Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist
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In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: to take nothingfrom the earth that can't be replaced by the earth. Now, Anderson leads the way forward and challenges all of industry to share that goal.

The Interface story is a compelling one: in 1994, making carpets was a toxic, petroleum-based process, releasing immense amounts of air and water pollution and creating tons of waste. Fifteen years after Anderson's call for change, Interface has:

—cut greenhouse gas emissions by 82%
—cut fossil fuel consumption by 60%
—cut waste by 66%
—cut water use by 75%
—invented and patented new machines, materials, and manufacturing processes
—increased sales by 66%, doubled earnings, and raised profit margins

With practical ideas and measurable outcomes that every business can use, Anderson shows that profit and sustainability are not mutually exclusive; businesses can improve their bottom lines and do right by the earth.
 
Ray Anderson is featured in the film, So Right, So Smart, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at how his leadership transformed Interface into a company with a sustainable business practices that made it more profitable than it was before.

St. Martin's Press; March 2011
336 pages; ISBN 9781429997164
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