Our Pledge

We are living in times of urgent social and environmental change. As individuals, the design community & societies at large, we are questioning how we can create a better, fairer future. At the heart of Shaw Contract we design products and solutions with our customers in mind. Everybody counts.


                                                                                                Global Day for People + Planet, 14 April 2023

In India, our colleagues executed a series of activities covering regions like Pune (Corporate zero waste awareness workshop), Bangalore (visit to an old age home), Hyderabad (tree planting and lake clean-up), New Delhi (supply of medicines and stationery to a NGO committed to children’s development and growth) and Chennai (education supplies to a local NGO committed to children’s development. 

Shaw Contract is thankful to its esteemed customers such as Zyeta, Cushman & Wakefield (India -Chennai Team), Via Design & MOCO Design Studio for their active participation and support in this noble initiative

Aligned Dealer partners of Shaw Contract India, like Seating World (Hyderabad), Office Talks (New Delhi), Ergo Systems (Pune) joined their hands for the Global Day activity. 

Global Day for People + Planet, 14 April 2023

Pune. Zero Waste Drive. 
Bangalore. Visit to an old age home.
Hyderabad. Tree planting and lake clean-up.
New Delhi. Visit to children's NGO and distribution of study material

We are a human-centric, people-powered organisation.

With an ambition for progress in every fiber 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.


29 April 2022.  Shaw Contract celebrated the Global Day for People + Planet.

Shaw Contract employees around the world took up initiatives that reflected the company’s social character and its responsibility in giving back to the society.

In Bangalore, Shaw Contract's team partnered with Handson CSR, our aligned dealer partner WPS and the local community for a tree plantation exercise. While in Mumbai, we partnered with the Edifice Foundation Community Learning Center whose Director @Ravi Sarangan distributed educational material, followed by a session on career guidance.

In New Delhi, we partnered with Devarshi Chakrabarti's DC Studio and aligned dealer partner Office Talks to distribute meals. 

At Chennai, our team distributed mid-day meals to the visually challenged community.

In Hyderabad, we had active participation and support from the Seating World and Rightworks teams for a lake cleaning exercise, followed by plantating of 250 saplings. Architect Nagaraju Mundrai from Liquidspace also took part. Dhruvansh was the execution partner for the event.

On the whole, it was a very successful exercise and true to the spirit of the objective

Points of Ambition

People and planet are fundamentally connected. Our social and environmental initiatives are inextricably linked.


All raw materials in EcoWorx® carpet tile are screened and assessed according to the Cradle to Cradle.

Each square yard of Ecologix® is made from 56 recycled plastic bottles utilising your recycling as our raw materials and diverting recyclable waste from the landfill.

For each purchase of Shaw Contract flooring, a portion goes to support small & diverse businesses.

Offering a broad portfolio of carbon neutral products. We optimise products, operations and materials for lower embodied carbon.

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®.

And it is Shaw’s goal to have 100% of products Cradle to Cradle Certified by 2030.

Kilograms of materials assessed for Material Health in 2020.

Awarded to EcoWorx® by the EPA.

All of our resilient LVT products are 100% phthalate-free and Floor Score certified. We continue to invest in PVC-free resilient and hybrid flooring products and innovate new materials including bio-based and other PVC free materials.

Sound Advisor is a patented tool developed by Shaw Industries to analyse and select the best product for clients’ environments based on acoustics. Good sound levels are essential for the health and wellness of people in the space.

2. Circular Economy

We need to eliminate waste products. Circular systems mean waste becomes a valuable resource.

Through the re[TURN]® Reclamation Program and recycling EcoWorx we can make our buildings our future source of raw materials.

That bottle that you recycled yesterday could be in our EcoLogix® backing tomorrow.

EcoLogix® is Cradle to Cradle Certified  Bronze and offers high post-consumer recycled content — from the green polyester needled pad, improved acoustics, and cushion underfoot.

PET Hybrid is a new flooring material, made from 40% post-consumer PET. This highly durable product is 4 mm thick and can be installed side-by-side with most EcoWorx® carpet tiles with no need for transitions.

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.

Developing a network of support that nurtures and highlights opportunities for Black and Multicultural associates.

Connecting and developing Hispanics and Latinos to drive innovation and growth.

Unleashing the full potential of women (and men) at Shaw Industies.

Championing a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative environment that supports LGBT+ associates and Allies.

Advocates for military services members, veterans, and their families.

The SCC is committed to building a One Shaw culture through connected and empowered salesforce.

4. Carbon Impact

Our planet has finite resources. We aspire to give back more than we take.

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

We also have reduced our greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity by 40% compared to 2010 (per kilogram of 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 has achieved carbon neutrality in our commercial carpet operations (since 2018).

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.