Shaw Industries marks significant sustainability milestones during World Green Building Week

Thursday 28th September 2017

 

Shaw Industries, the floorcovering provider and a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has announced significant progress on its 2030 sustainability goals during World Green Building Week 2017.

The company published Creating a Better Future, its 2016 Sustainability Report, which highlights that 85% of the products it manufactures are now Cradle to Cradle Certified™ (based upon sales unit volume).

Cradle to Cradle Certification™guides manufacturers through a process of continual improvement that looks at a product through five categories - material health, material reutilisation, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.

Shaw also revealed its progress towards meeting its other 2030 sustainability goals. These included a 25 per cent reduction in (actual vs. modelled) greenhouse gas emissions intensity since 2010, toward a goal of 40 per cent; a 36 per cent reduction in (actual vs. modelled) water intensity since 2011, toward a goal of 50 per cent; and a 34 per cent reduction in waste intensity since 2008, toward a goal of 100 per cent.

The company also announced it is building a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant for its fibre production facility in Columbia, South Carolina, US. This will provide electricity for the facility and utilise the waste (exhaust) heat from a turbine to produce steam - enough to meet the entire steam demand of the facility, and will replace the majority of electricity supplied by a utility company.

The plant will save an estimated 26,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases per year – the equivalent to removing almost 5,500 passenger vehicles from the road each year.

Paul Murray, Shaw Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, said: “This Report reflects our daily quest to help create safe, healthy spaces that foster innovation, promote healing, encourage learning, and bring people together.”

Click here to read the report. ADD LINK

Read a Q&A on the circular economy with Todd Jarvis, Global Marketing Director at Shaw Contract, and WorldGBC’s CEO Terri Wills.

 

Shaw Industries, the floorcovering provider and a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has announced significant progress on its 2030 sustainability goals during World Green Building Week 2017.

The company published Creating a Better Future, its 2016 Sustainability Report, which highlights that 85% of the products it manufactures are now Cradle to Cradle Certified™ (based upon sales unit volume).

Cradle to Cradle Certification™guides manufacturers through a process of continual improvement that looks at a product through five categories - material health, material reutilisation, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.

Shaw also revealed its progress towards meeting its other 2030 sustainability goals. These included a 25 per cent reduction in (actual vs. modelled) greenhouse gas emissions intensity since 2010, toward a goal of 40 per cent; a 36 per cent reduction in (actual vs. modelled) water intensity since 2011, toward a goal of 50 per cent; and a 34 per cent reduction in waste intensity since 2008, toward a goal of 100 per cent.

The company also announced it is building a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant for its fibre production facility in Columbia, South Carolina, US. This will provide electricity for the facility and utilise the waste (exhaust) heat from a turbine to produce steam - enough to meet the entire steam demand of the facility, and will replace the majority of electricity supplied by a utility company.

The plant will save an estimated 26,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases per year – the equivalent to removing almost 5,500 passenger vehicles from the road each year.

Paul Murray, Shaw Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, said: “This Report reflects our daily quest to help create safe, healthy spaces that foster innovation, promote healing, encourage learning, and bring people together.”

Click here to read the report. ADD LINK

Read a Q&A on the circular economy with Todd Jarvis, Global Marketing Director at Shaw Contract, and WorldGBC’s CEO Terri Wills.