Sustainability – Update by SHAW Industries


“At Shaw, sustainability means sustaining HUMAN ability—putting people at the center of sustainability.”

“The world around us shapes who we are. The spaces where we learn, create and come together to solve our greatest challenges have a significant impact on our wellbeing”.

Company Overview

“Shaw Industries Group, Inc. a diverse portfolio of carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone and laminate flooring products, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide

via its brands Anderson Tu ex, COREtec, Patcra , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw has annual revenues of more than $6 billion and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. The company employs more than 22,000 associates with; R&D, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution locations; product showrooms; and/or salespeople throughout the U.S.”


In 2018, Shaw engaged Framework, LLC, a sustainability consulting firm, to update our materiality assessment, which was first conducted in 2014, to ensure our sustainability priorities and goals aligned with current market expectations.

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Susan FarrisSusan Farris
Vice President of Sustainability

“We’re committed to leading by example, by staying true to who we’ve always been: A company founded on putting people first. A business built on integrity and powered by innovation. We perpetually take the next step forward, across every element of our sustainability strategy. Starting with the human element.

It’s why we’re focused on the ingredients that go into products and the impacts of sound, moisture and other design elements so we can create a better future. We believe in a future comprised of spaces and places that support the wellbeing of people and the planet.

It’s why we’re deeply entrenched in the communities where we operate through civic engagement, volunteerism, education and job creation. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating rewarding career opportunities for our associates and providing countless opportunities to learn and grow. It’s all instrumental to our shared quest to sustain HUMAN ability.”

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