Shaw's EcoWorx Achieves C2C Silver Under New 4.0 Version

Dalton, GA, October 4, 2021-Shaw announces that EcoWorx carpet tile has achieved Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Certified Silver under the new, more rigorous version 4.0 standard. The product is among the first in the world to do so, including being the first in the built environment globally and the first of any product made in the U.S., according to the company.

Shaw launched its pioneering, sustainable EcoWorx carpet tile in 1999. The company’s flagship product-sold via Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, and Shaw Contract brands-was the first flooring product to achieve Cradle to Cradle Certification and was one of the first products of any kind to achieve the certification. Today, almost 90% of the products Shaw manufactures are Cradle to Cradle Certified, and the company recently released its first Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold collection (Patcraft Reverse). With a longtime commitment to Cradle to Cradle design which focuses on material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil stewardship and social fairness, this achievement highlights Shaw’s continued efforts to design products for people and the planet.

Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4.0 features new and enhanced requirements in all 

performance categories, including: 

• Improved alignment of Material Health requirements with leading chemical regulations and other standards, including a new Restricted Substances List.

• New frameworks for Product Circularity and Social Fairness that define global best practices. 

• More rigorous requirements in Clean Air & Climate Protection to promote urgent action to address climate change. 

• Expanded requirements in Water & Soil Stewardship to ensure clean water and healthy soils are available to people and all other organisms.

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