Mohawk Group Signs The Climate Pledge
Calhoun, GA, September 24, 2021-Mohawk Group has signed The Climate Pledge, a sustainability-driven effort originally cofounded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019. Mohawk Group joins over 200 signatories, including Interface, that are also committed to accelerated climate action.
By signing the pledge, Mohawk Group agrees to incorporate several climate-sensitive strategies, including a commitment to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions regularly, neutralize remaining emissions with permanent and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040, and implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement.
“We are thrilled to join over 200 companies that have a similar vision and commitment to become net zero carbon by 2040, ten years ahead of the Paris agreement,” said Jackie Dettmar, Mohawk Group’s vice president of marketing, design and product development. “We can't turn a blind eye to climate change. There's a clear need to decarbonize the economy."
Mohawk Group has already begun implementing major manufacturing changes to eliminate its carbon footprint, striving toward a holistic improvement of its flooring's lifecycle to reduce the amounts of water, energy, carbon and waste involved in the process. As of 2022, all Mohawk Group flooring products will be carbon neutral plus an additional 5% carbon offset; the group’s carpet tile already meets this goal. With this new initiative, all Mohawk Group hard surface and soft surface floors will have a net positive impact on climate.
The Climate Pledge aligns with Mohawk Group’s Waterways Project, its landmark effort to protect and preserve rivers and their ecosystems. To celebrate signing The Climate Pledge, Mohawk Group is hosting a signing celebration during the New York City stop of the Waterways Project tour. The event will take place on September 28 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex and will feature guests from Mohawk Group’s executive leadership, such as Mike Gallman, Mohawk Group president; Jackie Dettmar, vice president of commercial marketing, design and product development; and Malisa Maynard, vice president of sustainability.