The definition of sustainability is continually being stretched, especially for the built environment. Increasingly, companies are investing more resources into the health and well-being of their employees.

We’re frequently asked how Shaw Contract products contribute to the WELL Building Standard focusing on people and healthy workspaces.

What is the WELL Building Standard?

The WELL Building Standard® measures, certifies, and monitors the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. The International WELL Building Institute™ upholds the standard, which operates around ten concepts. 

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Shaw Contract Showroom Shanghai, WELL Certified

10 Concepts of 


  • Air

  • Water

  • Nourishment

  • Light

  • Movement

  • Thermal Comfort

  • Sound

  • Materials

  • Mind

  • Community

Flooring and WELL

Flooring covers a substantial area in the building environment and can contribute to environmental credits. Our sustainable philosophies complement several areas within the ten concepts identified in the WELL Building Standard®.

Since the standard is based on occupants’ experiences, flooring can facilitate meaningful experiences and please the senses. From beauty of design, to acoustics, to safe ingredients, Shaw Contract's flooring products can help a project manager reinvent a space’s experience.

Our In-house WELL Accredited Professionals

As of Jun 2020, we have 5 certified WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL APs) in our Greater China team. Get in touch with us for more advice on how to comply with WELL standard!