Shaw Releases Sixth Sustainability Report

Dalton, GA, July 16, 2014 – Shaw Industries said it has released its sixth annual sustainability report.

Shaw’s 2013 report highlights:
• The company’s approach and continued commitment to the circular economy
• The significant milestone of recycling more than 700 million pounds of carpet
since 2006
• Achieving 64% of product sales from Cradle to Cradle Certified products
• A continued dedication to transparency through Health Product Declarations
(HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
• Strategic community and education partnerships to cultivate the workforce of the
future and foster local economic development
• An investment of $20 million in energy and greenhouse gas reductions through
efficient equipment and systems in recent years
• The installation of a 1MW solar panel system – one of the largest commercial
installations in the Southeastern U.S. – on the roof of Shaw’s carpet tile
manufacturing facility in Cartersville, Ga.
• Donations valued at nearly $4 million dollars to community and nonprofit
organizations
• An investment of $350 million in expanded or enhanced carpet tile, hardwood,
LVT, extrusion and distribution operations and the creation of more than 1,000
new jobs in coming years as a result 
• The grand opening of a new carpet tile plant in Nantong, China to serve Asia
 
Shaw said its 2030 sustainability goals include:
• Reduce energy intensity 40%
• Reduce total waste to landfills 100%
• Reduce hazardous waste 100%
• Reduce water intensity 50%
• Achieve an OSHA incident rate of zero
• Design 100% of products to Cradle to Cradle protocols
 
The report was prepared at the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3.1 Application Level B.


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