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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Green Initiatives Conference
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Friday, September 28 • 11:00am - 11:30am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:-COMMUNICATING YOUR SUSTAINABILITY MESSAGE

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In 1994, modular carpet maker Interface shifted the vision and focus of its manufacturing to becoming a sustainable and ultimately restorative enterprise. This transformational shift changed the company’s processes, products, but also its people.  A byproduct of the new thinking that sustainability ushered in was a new way of doing business, a changed culture that took hold in all levels of the company from management teams to factory employees.  Interface has acknowledged the importance of this unique culture of sustainability in driving internal innovation and attracting talent. Interface is constantly focused on nourishing and reinforcing this culture of sustainability.  

 

Hear from Interface's Vice President of Sustainability about two projects currently underway to change and reinforce this unique culture. Hear about the lessons learned from a global engagement process focused on accelerating innovation at Interface by adopting more collaborative practices and behaviors.  Interface will share strategies to engage global employees across continents to share information and collaborate on innovation and sustainability projects.  Using appreciative inquiry techniques, global summits and technology tools, Interface will share lessons learned and results. Also hear about a project using documentary film to capture, highlight and share how Interface factories introduce employees to this bold vision and how they are encouraged to participate in the company's journey.  This project is all about understanding employee connections to this higher purpose and reinforcing these connections.

 


Speakers
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Erin Meezan

Vice President,Sustainability, Interface, Inc.
As Vice President of Sustainability for Interface, Erin ensures that Interface’s aggressive Mission Zero goals are met.  She leads a team that provides technical assistance and support to the company’s global business units to achieve the company’s aggressive sustainability vision.  She helps the company address sustainability at all levels, including in operations and management, with employees and customers, and in... Read More →



Friday September 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Grand Ball Room 201 Aberdeen Parkway Peachtree City

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