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Ray Anderson: The TreeHugger Interviews
Posted By admin On July 8, 2008 @ 6:46 am In Socially Responsible Business | No Comments
Ray Anderson , CEO of Interface, Inc.—a giant carpet manufacturing company—and author of Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise–The Interface Model , recently got in touch with our friends at TreeHugger for an interview.
Ray Anderson started his company, Interface, back in the 1970s to make carpet. Like any business man, he wanted to shake up the market and make a healthy profit, which he’s done, and Interface now has 17 manufacturing locations on four continents. But this is not business as usual. Not anymore. Since having a sustainability epiphany, as he calls it, Ray has starting steering Interface toward one hell of a goal: zero negative effects on the planetary ecosystem by the year 2020, a goal he admits no corporation has yet reached. TreeHugger has long found inspiration in Interface’s elegant design solutions—products like modular carpet and FLOR—and in Anderson’s own sagely words.
Listen to part one of the interview here , the additional interview segments are on the way.
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 Ray Anderson: http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/ray_anderson
 Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise–The Interface Model: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/midcourse_correction:paperback
 Listen to part one of the interview here: http://www.treehugger.com/treehugger_radio/