Shaw Releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Dalton, GA, August 30, 2018-​The 2017 sustainability report released by Shaw focuses on the company’s continued efforts to “Create a Better Future” through a focus on safe, sustainable products and operations that contribute to healthier environments and preservation of natural resources.

Almost 90% of the products the company manufactured in 2017 were Cradle to Cradle Certified​​ (based upon sales volume).

To further ensure that​ no matter where or by whom a product or ingredient is made or sourced, it is held to the same high standards, ​Shaw unveiled a new sustainable sourcing policy in 2017. The policy ​brings even greater transparency into its supply chain by requiring disclosures about the ingredients that go into the products Shaw makes and sells in alignment with its 20-yearcommitment to Cradle to Cradle principles. The policy also incorporates the ​​Ten Principles ​​of the United Nations Global Compact, which Shaw signed in late 2017. The Global Compact is a widely recognized set of principles focused on upholding and protecting human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption standards. The report also includes progress updates on Shaw’s 2030 sustainability goals and other key accomplishments including:

● Achieving carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations

● Opening a combined heat and power facility in Columbia, South Carolina for further carbon reductions across its operations in 2018

● Reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions intensity by 32% across all operations

● Reducing energy intensity by 25%

● Ranking on Forbes magazine’s 2018 list of America’s Best Large Employers

Shaw’s sustainability report follows the Global Reporting Initiative framework. Read or download Shaw’s 2017 Sustainability Report at ​​.

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