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.
Sustainability Report 2022
Shaw Industries, Shaw Contract's parent company, has released its latest Sustainability Report.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
World Green building Council Shaw Contract was the first construction product manufacturer to sign this net zero commitment