Originally published in Interiors & Sources

09/22/2011

Shaw Industries Group Releases Third Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

Among other highlights, Cradle to Cradle products now represent over 50 percent of Shaw sales

 
Shaw Industries Group Releases Third Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

DALTON, Ga.—Shaw Industries Group Inc. has released its third annual corporate sustainability report. Beginning with the question, “What if sustainable business meant smarter business?”, the report covers Shaw’s investment in sustainability initiatives during the 2010 calendar year, substantiating the organization’s progress with metrics and data for more than 40 performance indicators.

“Stakeholders are looking to private enterprise to take the lead in addressing the most critical questions facing today’s businesses—including questions about environmental and social risks,” says Shaw CEO Vance Bell. “While no company has all the answers, those that openly ask questions and seek solutions have the potential to affect the greatest change – environmentally, socially and economically.”

“Even though 2010 represented a continuation of the most difficult economic conditions our industry has ever faced, we have consistently looked for innovations that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable,” Bell adds.

“Our 2010 sustainability report reflects this philosophy and serves as a demonstration of our commitment to being transparent with our stakeholders,” says Paul Murray, Shaw’s vice president of sustainability. “The report represents an increased level of disclosure from 2009 in areas that we recognize as critical to our various stakeholder groups, including product stewardship, product reclamation and recycling and social responsibility.”

“As with our previous reports, this newest report renews our accountability in all areas of sustainability,” Murray added. “The report process allows us to review and assess our progress at this stage of the journey, then set a roadmap for the work that remains ahead of us.”

Shaw’s 2010 report uses the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 guidelines for sustainability reporting at the B level. The company formally adopted the GRI framework for its 2009 report in order to offer stakeholders further assurance that the disclosures and metrics met globally recognized standards for corporate sustainability reporting.

Shaw’s 2010 sustainability report, “What if Sustainable Business Meant Smarter Business?” is available online at www.shawgreenedge.com.

Shaw 2010 Sustainability Report Highlights

  • The recycling of 121 million pounds of post-consumer carpet.
  • Cradle to Cradle products represent over 50 percent of Shaw sales.
  • The launch of Re2E, a new energy facility designed to increase post-consumer carpet reclamation and access to a sustainable alternative fuel source.
  • The launch of ClearPath Recycling, a plastic bottle recycling facility slated to become one of the largest facilities of its type in North America.
  • More than 1 million training hours for Shaw associates.
  • More than $3,300,000 in associate and corporate charitable contributions.
  • Significant investment in energy improvements, GHG reduction, and product stewardship and reclamation.
  • New disclosures and metrics for key environmental and social performance indicators.
  • Conformance to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 B level guidelines.
 


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