The Business Case for Sustainability

case analysis

Look through the website, watch the videos and read the articles found at the links below.

Flor.com and InterfaceFlor: The Business Case for Sustainability

Look through the website, watch the videos and read the articles found at the links below.

http://www.flor.com/

 

 

• Read the “Excerpt” from the link below:

http://us.macmillan.com/BookCustomPage.aspx?isbn=9780312544553&m_type=1#excerpt .

Description: Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist is an updated follow up to Ray’s 2009 book published by St. Martin’s Press. Called both a “how to” and a “why to” on sustainability, the book debunks the myth that financial success and environmental success are mutually exclusive and tells the Interface story.

Answer the following questions:

1. Describe the product offerings of Flor.com. How are these products different from traditional carpet? What problems does Flor/InterfaceFlor carpet solve in terms of consumer usage and sustainability?

2. List three strategies that Flor/InterfaceFlor uses to improve the sustainability of its products while at the same time lowering its costs?

3. What effect has Flor/InterfaceFlor’s strategies had on the culture of their company? How do you think that cultural shift has improved product quality and lowers costs of Flor products?

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