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Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist

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by Ray C. Anderson & Robin White
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Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist by Ray C. Anderson & Robin White

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.

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Pages: 336
Size: 1.9 MB
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781429997164 (DRM-EPUB)

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