Product Certifications

Beyond Cradle to Cradle, our products are certified through other programs that evaluate sustainability and performance. Additionally, Shaw Contract carpet contributes toward points for LEED Certification.

The Cradle to Cradle Certification evaluates and improves products by thoroughly assessing and optimizing materials and production processes. Certification means a healthy, safe, effective and quality product that is recyclable again and again.

As a non-consensus standard, Cradle to Cradle was not created by the carpet industry or any other specialty group. Founded and administrated by MBDC, Cradle to Cradle is an independent, multi-attribute product certification based on the Cradle to Cradle design protocol, a scientifically based, peer-reviewed process used to assess and optimize products and processes to maximize health, safety, effectiveness, and high quality reutilization over many product life cycles.

Cradle to Cradle is open to a wide variety of products – not just carpet – which allows for stringent criteria during the evaluation process that does not focus on one industry in particular.

The categories used to evaluate products include:

  • Environmentally Safe and Healthy Materials
  • Efficient Use of Water and Maximum Water Quality
  • Use of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Instituting Strategies for Social Responsibilities
  • Design for Material Reutilization

To learn more about Cradle to Cradle Certification, visit the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Developed by a diverse, multi-stakeholder group including federal and state government representatives, end users, manufacturers and other stakeholders, the Sustainable Carpet Standard, or NSF 140, is the first multi-attribute American National Standards Institute approved environmental standard for building materials in the US.

The Sustainable Carpet Standard:

  • Evaluates multiple product attributes over the entire life cycle of a product
  • Covers durability, recycled content, carpet recovery programs, and life cycle impact reductions such as emissions, energy and waste, among others.
  • Provides the third party authentication
  • Clarifies some of the complicated environmental subjects and assist specifiers and end users in making informed product decisions

The CRI Green Label and Green Label Plus certifications evaluate emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in carpet, cushions and adhesives. By passing Green Label Plus standards, our carpet protects indoor air quality from VOCs, ensuring that our customers are purchasing the lowest emitting products on the market while protecting employees, patients and children.

Shaw Contract products are certified by the following national eco-labels worldwide:

The Good Environmental Choice Label indicates the environmental performance of consumer products and is the only environmental labeling program in Australia and New Zealand. The Good Environmental Choice program uses a life cycle assessment methodology to identify the areas of environmental stress and define suitable criteria to evaluate environmental performance.

Certified Products:

  • EcoWorx tile with Eco Solution Q
  • EcoWorx Broadloom with Eco Solution Q
  • EcoWorx Performance Broadloom with Eco Solution Q
  • EcoLogix with Eco Solution Q