Calhoun, GA, June 27, 2013 -- Mohawk has released its fourth annual sustainability report.
Since the inception of its formal sustainability reports, Mohawk has adhered to Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and the company's data has been verified by an independent auditing firm, Mohawk said.
For the second year in a row, the report meets GRI's requirement for a B+ application level, which Mohawk said places the firm among the leaders in transparency of reporting sustainable practices.
Mohawk's report, available online at www.mohawksustainability.com, highlights the company's choices in 2012 and reaffirms its commitment to global stakeholders.
"Our success as a company is defined by the choices we make every day," said Jeff Lorberbaum, chairman and chief executive officer of Mohawk Industries.
"As our global footprint continues to grow, we'll continue to make responsible choices that bring the most value to our stakeholders, our customers and our people."
The company said that in 2012 it made "tremendous" progress in employee wellness and safety as well as in energy, emissions and water reduction.
Mohawk said it repurposed more than 29 million pounds of recycled crumb rubber - the equivalent of 1.45 million rubber tires - to create door mats;
Recycled approximately 3 billion plastic soda bottles to manufacture EverStrand carpet;
Diverted more than 1 billion pounds of foam trim from landfills since 2005 to create carpet cushion
Recycled nearly 5 million pounds of glass into tile products;
Reduced water usage by 30%, or nearly 1.3 billion gallons, since 2008.