Interface Names VP of Restorative Enterprise
LaGrange, GA, March 5, 2013 -- Lindsay James, a seven-year veteran of Interface Americas who most recently was the modular carpet tile manufacturer’s director of strategic sustainability, has been named vice president of restorative enterprise.
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“The formation of the Restorative Enterprise team is a next step in our company’s journey to our 2020 Mission Zero goal and our promise to eliminate any negative impact our manufacturing and products have on the environment," said Interface CEO John Wells.
"This team is charged with helping to transform our company into an enterprise that restores the environment as well as preserves and protects it. This commitment genuinely fulfills the vision of our founder, Ray Anderson. And Lindsay James, one of our most passionate sustainability thought leaders, is the ideal candidate to guide us in this pursuit. She is our company’s biomimicry expert and will draw on her expertise to help us emulate nature’s mastery of restorative growth.”
James has spent her career aligning the worlds of economics and ecology, and sees radical business innovation, grounded in lessons from nature, as the key to sustainable growth.
According to Wells, the Restorative Enterprise team will begin its work focused on Interface operations, using biomimicry and other tools to engage associates and align and expand the company’s various efforts in achieving its 2020 Mission Zero goal.