Our 'People Together, Planet Forever' Sustainability Pledge

We are living in times of urgent social and environmental change. As individuals, the design community and societies at large, we are questioning how we can create a better, fairer future. At the heart of Shaw Contract we design products and solutions with our customers in mind. Everybody counts.


Our People Together, Planet Forever marque represents our commitment to smarter social and environmental impacts combined, and it will appear across all Shaw Contract communication touch points. It is a mark to motivate us and remind us of the bigger movement that join our actions and interactions. As such, it is a symbol of encouragement and positive intent. 

Global People + Planet Day 2023

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We had a great turn out for our Global Day for People & Planet on April 14th, 2023. Together, we were able to accomplish so much, and give back some time to the communities we live and work in. Our teams participated around the globe to this Volunteer Day and in EMEA we had a series of activities. In Paris, the team helped the association La Chorba to distribute breakfasts to homeless people in Paris;  In Dubai, the team helped  the local Forest School Programmewhere children learn about the environment and sustainability, to clean up litter, plant trees, build shelters and watering stations for local birdlife.  Meanwhile in London, Scotland, The Netherlands, Italy, and Spain, the teams picked up litter.


We are a human-centric, people-powered organisation.

With an ambition for progress in every fibre of our beings. Time’s up on standing still; we need to be the change we need. So we don’t just stand, we walk forward with purpose and optimism.


Global CSR Day at Shaw - London, UK


Global CSR Day at Shaw - Dubai, UAE


Global CSR Day at Shaw - Paris, France

Sustainability Report 2022

Shaw Industries, Shaw Contract's parent company, has released its latest Sustainability Report. 

Points of Ambition

People and planet are fundamentally connected. Our social and environmental initiatives are inextricably linked.

Points of Ambition: 

People and planet are fundamentally connected. Our social and environmental initiatives are inextricably linked.

All raw materials in TaskWorx, ComfortWorx and EcoWorx® carpet tiles are screened and assessed according to the Cradle to Cradle methodology.

Each square metre of ComfortWorx® is made from 55 recycled plastic bottles utilising your recycling as our raw materials and diverting recyclable waste from the landfill.

Manufacturing in Scotland helps support the local economy and community in Sanquhar.

Offering a broad portfolio of carbon neutral products. We optimise products, operations and materials for lower embodied carbon

1. Material Health

Material Health is the framework and process to ensure that a product is made from ingredients that are “safe and healthy to humans and the environment.”

For more than 20 years, we have invested in material health with our EcoWorx® PVC-free carpet tile backing, the first flooring product to be Cradle to Cradle Certified®. Our TaskWorx® and ComfortWorx® backings are also Cradle to Cradle Certified.

we manufacture are Cradle to Cradle Certified®

kgs of materials assessed for Material Health annually.

Awarded to EcoWorx® by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

All of our resilient LVT products are ortho-phthalate-free and FloorScore® certified.

2. Circular Economy

We need to eliminate waste products. Circular systems mean waste becomes a valuable resource.

Through the re[TURN]® Reclamation Programme, we can make our buildings our future source of raw materials

plastic bottles recycled annually

ComfortWorx® is Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze and offers high post-consumer recycled content — from the green polyester needled pad, improved acoustics, and cushion underfoot. And we are dedicated to improving recycled content.

Shaw Contract commissions Insight Futures to conduct a circular economy survey in Scotland


3. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe all humans are equal. Individually and collectively, we need to proactively create and promote opportunities that give everybody an equal footing in life. We proactively promote accessibility and inclusivity inside our network and beyond. We build bridges, skills and careers with a future workforce development path and associate-led resource groups.

Developing a network of support that nurtures and highlights opportunities for Black and Multicultural associates.

Connecting and developing Hispanics and Latinos to drive innovation and growth.

Unleashing the full potential of women (and men) at Shaw Industies.

Championing a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative environment that supports LGBT+ associates and Allies.

Advocates for military services members, veterans, and their families.

The SCC is committed to building a One Shaw culture through connected and empowered salesforce.

4. Carbon Impact

Our planet has finite resources. We aspire to give back more than we take.

EcoSolution Q100™ is a high performance nylon fibre with 100% pre-consumer content.* Products with EcoSolution Q100™ have low embodied carbon as reflected in the EC3 tool and are carbon neutral.100% *Allocated from pre-consumer sources.

compared to 2010

As a result of Shaw’s investments to help reduce our energy and GHG impact, we have cut our Scope 1 & 2 emissions by more than half since our 2010 baseline.

Plant SQ in Scotland uses 75% renewable energy

World Green building Council Shaw Contract was the first construction product manufacturer to sign this net zero commitment

Plant X in Georgia, USA has a solar array on its roof to contribute to energy use