Carbon Impact

Our planet has finite resources. We aspire to give back more than we take and continually innovate on ways to address climate change.


EcoSolution Q100™ Nylon

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


Living Systems

This collection, featuring EcoSolution Q100™, is optimized for low embodied carbon and carbon neutral. Every square yard of Shaw Contract flooring with EcoSolution Q100 fibre reduces the carbon impact by 42%, versus traditional carpet tile.

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We optimize products, operations and materials for lower embodied carbon.

How do we do this?


We measure the embodied carbon.

We utilize 100% recycled-content nylon fiber* — our new EcoSolution Q100™ yarn system.

Our re[TURN]® Reclamation Program provides post-consumer recycled content for our backing.

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.

Shaw has achieved carbon neutrality in our commercial carpet operations (since 2018).

We also have reduced our greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity by 40% compared to 2010 (per pound of the finished product).

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.

Shaw Contract joined this momentous effort in September 2018, and we report our progress annually.

In 2013, Shaw installed a 1 megawatt solar array atop its carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville, GA (Plant 15), which generates enough clean energy to power 100 homes in Georgia annually.

*allocated from pre-consumer resources


People Together, Planet Forever

When we talk about sustainability we join the causes of people and planet together, social and environmental concerns combined.