We're a Proud Member of the GBCA

Established in 2002, the Green Building Council of Australia is our national authority on sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Their vision is to create healthy, resilient and positive places for people, whilst leading the sustainable transformation of Australia’s built environment.

Green Star Responsible Products Framework


Shaw Contract is your trusted partner for Green Star certified projects.

A broad selection of our portfolio across carpet tile, broadloom, and LVT contribute as either "Best Practice" or "Good Practice" products.


Cradle to Cradle & the GBCA 

Responsible Products Framework

Cradle to Cradle Certified® Version 3.1 & 4.0 have been recognised by the GBCA under their Responsible Products Framework.

We have been actively engaged in Cradle to Cradle design with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for more than 20 years, introducing the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ and PVC-free flooring product in 1999. Our EcoWorx® carpet tile has also recently achieved certification under the new, more rigorous 4.0 standard, making us the 1st product in the built environment globally to achieve this.

DID YOU KNOW? // Almost 90% of the products we manufacture are Cradle to Cradle certified, and we have ambitious goals to make that 100% by 2030.

Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP)


Shaw Contract's Accredited Staff

The GBCA's Green Star Professional program allows professionals to be recognised for their knowledge and contribution to building a more sustainable built environment. Shaw Contract is committed to supporting this program, and many team members have completed Green Star courses; with others being GSAP Certified:

- Anton Arathoon, Regional Vice President

- Ciaran Coombe, Marketing Manager

- Claire Hancock, Marketing Director

Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Shaw Contract was one of the first GBCA members to support the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. 

The Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment drives the scale and pace of action necessary to reduce carbon emissions and requires a transformation in the way we design, build and operate buildings. The aim is to inspire industry and governments to develop aggressive strategies to start the actions necessary for change, and to fulfil their obligations within the Commitment. 

Signatories are required to evaluate their current energy use and associated emissions across their portfolios; identify opportunities to reduce energy wastage and improve energy efficiency; power their buildings from renewable energy sources; and report on progress against decarbonisation targets. All signatories will be expected to meet high verification standards, in the lead up to and in the year of achievement of net zero carbon emission buildings, and report annually on progress.