It's About Health + Well-Being
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.
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.
Works with Well
Shaw is The First Flooring Solutions Provider to obtain Works with WELL Mark through EcoWorx® and EcoWorx S™ Products. Through a licensing program offered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the new mark demonstrates that the company’s EcoWorx and EcoWorx S align with health strategies within the WELL Building Standard (WELLTM), making it easier for product specifiers and purchase decision makers to select products that contribute to achieving certain WELL Certification requirements.
WELL Equity Rating
Shaw is also pursuing the WELL Equity Rating, which was designed to help organizations act on their diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and accessibility goals and improve company culture and employee health.