The questions that people and companies must face, when attempting the daunting task of becoming an environmentally sustainable company, are where to start and what can one person/company do.
The answers can be found and the example has been set by the late, great, Mr. Ray Anderson and his company, Interface Flooring.
The cultural challenges that Ray and Interface have faced are getting employees that are and will continue to be engaged and inspired in Mission Zero.
Mission Zero is one man’s dream for one company’s impact. It has set criteria and guidelines for other companies to follow in the design industries and in world industries of any kind. Interface CEO Dan Hendrix said:
“Not only did Interface and the world lose a great man today, but I lost a friend and mentor. Ray’s iconic spirit and pioneering vision are not only his legacy, but our future. We will honor Ray by keeping his vision alive and the Company on course.”
After 2020, when Mission Zero is reached and Ray Anderson’s vision is brought to life what will be next? With remarkable leadership such as Ray Anderson provided, there is little doubt that Interface will only continue to grow, inspire, create and demand a better future for the entire planet.
This is the end of one man’s life, a great inspiration and innovative person, but his morality and legacy will live on to benefit us all. Thank you, Ray and Interface, for all you’ve given the design world.