Shaw to Pursue New WELL Equity Rating

Dalton, GA, December 9, 2022-Shaw Industries has enrolled to pursue the new WELL Equity Rating developed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). 

The WELL Equity Rating is designed to help organizations act on their diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and accessibility goals and improve company culture and employee health. The rating will validate Shaw’s actions to advance health and well-being; celebrate DEI and accessibility; and promote sensitivity.

The WELL Equity Rating includes more than 40 strategies spanning six action areas:

• user experience and feedback

• responsible hiring and labor practices

• health benefits and services

• inclusive design

• supportive programs and spaces 

• community engagement

By using the WELL Equity Rating, an evidence-based roadmap, Shaw is adopting an action-oriented approach to advance equitable, people-first places and better address the needs of marginalized and underserved populations. The rating offers a tangible path forward to help them follow through on their DEI commitments and transform how workplaces are designed, managed and operated to create environments where everyone can thrive and show up as their authentic selves.

Shaw will undergo third-party verification to validate its policies and actions before achieving the rating.

Studies show that employees in diverse and inclusive workplaces are more likely to enjoy their jobs, innovate more and ultimately stay with their employers for longer. Diverse organizations have also been found to be 1.32 times more productive and 21 percent more profitable than their peers.

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