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Ray Anderson GREEN WORKS. Team Asia : Kelly Mulcahey, Maggie Winstead, Gabriel Arico, Anant Mathur, Michael Shafer . There is a great need to achieve sustainability. " In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history"

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Ray anderson green works

Ray Anderson

GREEN WORKS

TeamAsia: Kelly Mulcahey, Maggie Winstead, Gabriel Arico, Anant Mathur, Michael Shafer


There is a great need to achieve sustainability

There is a great need to achieve sustainability

"In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history"

http://www.business2community.com/sustainability/54-tweetable-eco-friendly-tips-and-sustainability-facts-in-140-characters-or-less-054236

"Earth's mean surface temperature has increased by about 1.4 °F...two-thirds of the increase occurring since 1980"

America's Climate Choices. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. 2011. p. 15. ISBN978-0-309-14585-5.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/120828011347-consumer-confidence-story-top.jpg

http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/Images/Global_Warming.jpg


Ray s company has accepted the challenge

Ray's Company has accepted the challenge

Drastically Cut GHG Emission

-reduced facility emissions worldwide by 60 percent since 1996

Ensures no carpet ends in a landfill

-60%

http://noliesradio.org/images/coal-power-plant.jpg

ZERO


Today we ll cover

Today We'll Cover:

1) Who is Ray Anderson?

2) What called Ray to action?

3) What was Ray's Goal?

4) What actions did Ray take?

5) What were the results of his work?

6) The Lesson of Ray and Interface

7) Our Part -- Continuing his work


Ray anderson 1934 2011 a short bio

Ray Anderson (1934-2011): a Short Bio

  • Georgia Institute of Technology Honors Graduate

  • 14 years of prior experience in the carpet-manufacturing industry

  • 1973: founded Interface, first producer of free lay carpet tiles in America

  • Today: world's largest producer of commercial floor coverings with sales in 110 countries and manufacturing sites on four continents.

http://secondnaturebos.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/rayanderson.jpg


What changed ray s thinking

What changed Ray’s Thinking?

-Summer 1994: Ray reads "The Ecology of Commerce" by Paul Hawken

- Hawken accuses business and industry as the leader in the plundering of Earth

- Says businesses are the only institution powerful enough to change the trend of a globally declining biosphere


Ray s goal mission zero

Ray's Goal: Mission Zero

Take only from the earth that which can be renewed by the earth naturally and rapidly, while also doing no harm to the biosphere

"Mission Zero is the company's promise to eliminate any negative impact it may have on the environment, by the year 2020, through the redesign of processes and products, the pioneering of new technologies, and efforts to reduce or eliminate waste and harmful emissions while increasing the use of renewable materials and sources of energy." interface, Inc. official website


Action taken

Action Taken

  • Use Carbohydrate Polymers

    • Instead of Petroleum ones

  • For backing, use recycled old-carpet sludge

    • filled in pellets

  • Install renewable energy plants at all sites

    • Solar and wind-mill based energy


Sustainability resulted in by 2007

Sustainability Resulted in

(by 2007)...

  • Greenhouse-gas emissions by absolute tonnage were down 92% since 1995

  • water usage down 75%

  • 74,000 tones used carpet had been recovered from landfills.


Making good environmental decisions proved to be rewarding financially

Making good environmental decisions proved to be rewarding financially

  • The $400 million he was saving each year by making no scrap and no off-quality tiles more than paid for the R&D and the process changes.

  • As much as 25% of the company's new material came from "post-consumer recycling"

$400 Million saved each year

No off-quality tiles

No Scrap

[http://www.colourbox.com]

[http://www.ladydragon.com/news2012/29091201.html]

[http://www.alibaba.com]

[http://www.annaheldaudette.com]


There are several reasons interface did so well as an eco friendly business

There are several reasons Interface did so well as an eco-friendly business

Interface® is the worldwide leader in design, production and sales of environmentally-responsible modular carpet for the commercial, institutional, and residential markets, and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial broadloom.

We stand for design as a way of thinking on an organizational level across all aspects of our business and as an aesthetic credo for our products. We offer a distinct point of view and strive to create ideal spaces to help realize your design visions.

By definition, we are the world’s largest designer and maker of carpet tile. By reputation, we are a company of ideas and courage.

Prices: 20X20" for $185

EPD-https://www.interfaceflor.com/epd/

  • The $400 million he was saving each year by making no scrap and no off-quality tiles more than paid for the R&D and the process changes.

  • As much as 25% of the company's new material came from "post-consumer recycling"

    Business results on this slide

"By definition, we are the world’s largest designer and maker of carpet tile. By reputation, we are a company of ideas and courage."

[www.interfaceflor.com]

Maintaining competitive Pricing

Eco-Friendly Business Benefits:

1. Energy cost savings

2. New socially conscious customers

3. Boost employee loyalty

4. Positive publicity

5. Tax benefits

[http://www.entrepreneurialconnection.com]


The lesson of anderson and interface

The Lesson of Anderson and Interface

  • Reduce footprint- Earth is our home

  • Sustainability exists in all dimensions

  • Make your ideas heard

  • Set your aspirations high

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Where must we pick up with ray s mission

Where must we pick up with Ray's Mission?

Energy Waste

5% Global Population 1500 lbs

26% Energy Expenditures trash/year/person

Carbon DioxideFood

"USA..losing soil at 10X the natural replacement rate"

"The food we eat travels 1,500-3,000 miles from farm to dinner plate"

http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/consumption-statistics.html http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/march06/soil.erosion.threat.ssl.html

http://co2now.org/


What can we do

What Can we Do?

Purchase from Companies that value our Planet

YOU VOTE WITH YOUR MONEY


This was the first industrial revolution

This was the first industrial revolution

I = P x A x T

I = Environmental Impact

P = Population

A = Affluence

T= Technology


This is the current industrial revolution

This is the current industrial revolution

I = P x A

T2

I = Environmental Impact

P = Population

A = Affluence

T2= New Technology


We must know what matters most

We must know what matters MOST

I = P x a

T2 x H

I = Environmental Impact

P = Population

a = Proper Affluence

T2= New Technology

H = Human Well-Being


Thank you

Thank You!

Professor Andras Gordon

Erick Froede

It's been a great semester!


Image credits

Image Credits

Slide 3, 12

http://www.interfaceglobal.com/ZazzSustainabilityAssetts/App_Themes/Interface/Images/ourprogresssubpages/waste.jpg

slide 8

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slide 9

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