September 19, 2004

The Company

Today I went to see the documentary, The Corporation, a film about the history and creeping dominance of multinational corporations not only in the West, but in Third World countries. Compared to Michael Moore's screeds, The Corporation is thoughtful and slow-paced, but likely is also preaching to the converted.

By far the most compelling figure in the movie to me was Ray Anderson, founder-CEO of Interface Inc., the largest manufacturer of commercial carpeting in the world. Anderson has made it his company's goal to achieve energy sustainability by the year 2020, while preserving profitability and treating his employees humanely. His vision is outlined on the website, InterfaceSustainability.