It is always great for a company to get a name check in the press or to be noticed in some way for good reasons. To be mentioned by Ellen Macarthur on the BBC website, and associated with something we hold so dear, is something of a triple whammy.
Here is an excerpt from her piece that includes the mention of Interface and Ray. Click on the image to read the full article about why it is so important that we all push for a Circular Economy:
“For a long time, the proponents of natural capitalism and the circular economy were voices crying in a business wilderness. One corporate leader who did take notice was the founder of one of the world’s biggest carpet companies, Interface.
The late Ray Anderson had what he called an epiphany 20 years ago, when his company was already 21 years old. It was then that he read an earlier book by Paul Hawken – The Ecology of Commerce. This argued that only industry leaders could reverse the destructive harm industry was doing to the planet.
Ray Anderson was stunned by this. In response, he turned it into a company cause, pledging to turn Interface into a sustainable company without any negative impact on the environment by 2020.
Sadly, he died in 2011 before that could be achieved, but the mission continues. And other businesses are waking up to this imperative.”