The Cradle to Cradle® Certified Products Program

Shaw Contract has been actively engaged in Cradle to Cradle design for more than 20 years, introducing the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ flooring product in 1999.

The power for positive change is in our hands.

Cradle to Cradle®

Our products provide the foundation for spaces where thinkers innovate, students learn, patients heal and travellers rest. 

We believe sustainability encompasses not only the environmental health of our products and our operations, but also how our products impact human experience. As a global company, we feel a sense of responsibility for the impact our products have on people and our planet.

We believe in an integrated approach to addressing climate change. This holistic approach is defined by our guiding mindset, creating a Smarter Impact. 

Cradle to cradle

The Five Pillars of Cradle to Cradle 

The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program ensures our products are made from ingredients the standard deems safe and healthy.

We want it back. Shaw will transport and recycle, re-use or repurpose TaskWorx and EcoWorx tiles or broadloom carpet at no cost to our customers through our re[TURN] programme.

Shaw’s commercial carpet manufacturing operations worldwide are carbon neutral and we offer carbon neutral product collections.

Water is an essential substance of life. At Shaw, water is treated as a valuable and precious resource. We are focused on both water quality and water quantity.

We support fair labour and human rights principles. No matter where or by whom a product or ingredient is made, operations are held to the same high standards.

Social Fairness

Shaw Industries is a signatory to the UN Global Compact. So our sourcing policy incorporates the Compact's Ten Principles.


Supporting the Circular Economy

Built Positive is an initiative from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII). An initiative to enhance the value and quality of materials and products used in the built environment and in the circular economy...