Shaw Releases 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report

Dalton, GA, May 2, 2024-Shaw Industries has released its 2023 corporate sustainability report, the company’s 16th annual reporting of its efforts focused on people and the planet. The report details the company’s progress toward its 2030 goal to optimize all products in alignment with Cradle to Cradle design principles and showcases Shaw’s commitment to creating a better future.

Shaw’s strength in flooring and emerging expertise in adjacent markets allow the company to provide customers with differentiated solutions through a range of products, services, and technologies. 

Other key progress noted in the report includes:

  • As Shaw’s portfolio of products continues to evolve, almost 90% of the products the company makes are Cradle to Cradle Certified. 
  • In 2023, thanks in large part to Shaw’s commitment to Cradle to Cradle, the company became the first flooring solutions provider to obtain Works with WELL for its EcoWorx products worldwide. 
  • Shaw continued to reduce its operational carbon footprint-by 57% compared to 2010.
  • Shaw’s investment in wind and solar energy aims to further minimize its Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Shaw has recycled almost a billion pounds of carpet since 2006. 
  • More than 75% of the company’s allowable spend is with small and diverse businesses-up from an already impressive 60% in 2022.  Allowable spend is domestic (U.S.) spend in categories in which there are domestic small or diverse suppliers available to meet Shaw needs.
  • Shaw provided more than one million hours of training and education to our associates and customers yet again in 2023.  
  • Shaw and its associates donated approximately $6.9 million to charitable causes last year.  

The full report can be read or downloaded at  

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