Shaw Industries achieves carbon neutrality in carpet manufacturing

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Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries Group has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations. The achievement encompasses all commercial carpet manufacturing facilities that Shaw owns and operates globally, including those for Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract and STS.

“At Shaw, we believe in creating a better future,” said Tim Conway, vice president of sustainability for Shaw’s commercial division. “We understand the challenges of climate change are global in scale and require a global response. No one company can solve problems at this scale by itself, but we can each contribute to an effort that enables all of us to create a wave of change for the better. By reducing Shaw’s carbon footprint, we reduce the impact of what we create together.”

Shaw achieved carbon neutrality across its commercial carpet operations by first reducing its energy consumption, then switching to cleaner fuels, producing renewable energy at its own facilities, and incentivizing additional renewable energy development and usage through the purchase of renewable energy credits. These efforts include installing a 1 MW solar array atop its carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville, Ga., in 2013.

Companywide, Shaw’s greenhouse gas emissions have improved approximately 25 % compared to 2010, and the company has a target of reducing both the amount of energy it uses and the amount of GHG emissions it produces by 40 % by 2030 (per pound of finished product).

“This is just one of a series of actions we have taken and will continue to take in line with our overall sustainability strategy and corporate vision,” stated Troy Virgo, director of sustainability and product stewardship, Shaw. “We all have an important role in creating a better future, and with every decision, every thought and every action, we’re working toward even better solutions. The steps we take matter for people and the planet.”

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