Shaw's Bellew Finalist for Reuters Events Award in Sustainability

Dalton, GA, August 22, 2022-Shaw announces that vice president of global sustainability and innovation Kellie Ballew has been named a finalist for the Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards 2022 in the Sustainability Trailblazer category. 

The Award will go to a business leader that has demonstrated inspiring, motivational, and passionate leadership to their team, company or sector, and has a clear commitment to long-term impacts.

Ballew has ample examples of driving innovation, manufacturing excellence and collaboration throughout her 25-year career at Shaw. 

Among Ballew’s many achievements, she holds multiple patents throughout the world, has invented sustainable manufacturing processes, and made a significant contribution to Shaw’s sustainable manufacturing in China.

She was an instrumental part of the development team for Shaw’s EcoWorx carpet tile, a PVC-free, recyclable product introduced in 1999. EcoWorx went on to become the industry’s first Cradle to Cradle Certified carpet tile, and Ballew has worked to embed Cradle to Cradle design principles in Shaw’s product development and manufacturing processes, which includes assessment of material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness.What began with EcoWorx now permeates Shaw’s business, with almost 90% of the products Shaw manufactures now Cradle to Cradle Certified.

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