Shaw Industries releases 2014 Sustainability Report

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Dalton—Shaw Industries has released its 2014 Sustainability Report. The manufacturer’s shift to the Global Reporting Initiative’s newest G4 standard converged with a notable increase in the demand for supply chain transparency surrounding product ingredients across the flooring industry. The company, well prepared by more than a decade of designing for Cradle to Cradle Certified product standards and a long history of meeting and anticipating market changes, is continuing to develop innovative sustainability solutions to create a better future for its customers, associates and communities.

“In the past 2 years, we have committed $540 million in capital investments to enhance our operations, including $350 million in expansions,” said Vance Bell, chairman and CEO, Shaw Industries. “These initiatives in infrastructure, equipment, advanced technology and product development will get underway throughout 2015 and 2016 and result in 1,000 new jobs in the coming years. This is the kind of innovation that creates a more sustainable future.”

The new report outlines significant initiatives including product stewardship, material use, branding and marketing and talent management.

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