Originally published in Interiors & Sources

01/08/2008

A New Chapter in Sustainable Success

 

KENNESAW, GA - Propelling forward its commitment to ensure a more sustainable future, The Mohawk Group announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) National Furniture Center (NFC) honored the global flooring manufacturer for the second time in four years with the coveted 2007 Evergreen Award during a recent reception in Washington, D.C.

The prestigious environmental accolade affirms The Mohawk Group's ongoing and steadfast dedication to reducing waste by improving energy and resource efficiencies through innovative products, processes and services-marking a significant milestone in the sustainability story of the company, the architecture and design industry, and the environment.

"Receiving the GSA Evergreen Award is a shining achievement in The Mohawk Group's history," says Al Kabus, president of The Mohawk Group. "Environmental responsibility is a cornerstone of our corporate character, and this honor only reinforces our dedication to vigilantly seeking new ways to elevate the sustainability bar."

Developed to recognize environmental stewards across all industries, the annual GSA Evergreen Award program selects organizations that proactively initiate programs, such as recycling, affirmative procurement and waste reduction, in order to reduce the environmental footprint of its company and its industry. Applicants are evaluated in five areas, including waste prevention, recycling, affirmative procurement, environmental preferability and model facility.

Smart and Sustainable
The GSA Evergreen Award announcement comes just one month after The Mohawk Group and parent company Mohawk Industries unveiled its GreenWorks Center. An innovative, flexible recycling facility, GreenWorks Center is the first-of-its kind to not only process all major types of synthetic carpet fiber-accounting for 90 percent of the nation's post-consumer carpet waste-but also the only recycling program to recover 90 percent of those materials into useable products.

Mohawk Industries, which was honored with a GSA Evergreen Award in 2003, is the industry's largest recycler-diverting more than 3 billion pounds of various waste materials from landfills in 2006 alone.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. GSA provides federal agencies with office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services.

A long-standing industry leader in sustainability, The Mohawk Group pioneers a strong focus on driving environmentally sound practices inside and outside of its facilities. The global flooring manufacturer continues to make significant investments in state-of-the-art technologies to enable the creation of life enhancing, eco-friendly products and processes. For more information about Mohawk's sustainable initiatives, visit www.mohawkgreenworks.com.

 


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