Ray Anderson was a pioneer in the business sustainability movement. His company, Interface, Inc., made carpeting and upholstery without harmful formaldehyde and developed innovative ways to recycle old carpet. These methods have inspired other businesses.
"They also helped his company’s bottom line. 'What started out as the right thing to do quickly became the smart thing,' he told a business group in Toronto in 2005. 'Cost savings from eliminating waste alone have been $262 million.'
In his speeches, Mr. Anderson credited that book, 'The Ecology of Commerce” by Paul Hawken, with changing his perspective. He described reading it as a “spear in the chest experience.' " The New York Times
Thanks for your contributions, Ray.