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Carbon Impact

Our planet has finite resources. We aspire to give back more than we take and continually innovate on ways to address climate change.

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EcoSolution Q100™ Nylon

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

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Living Systems

This collection, featuring EcoSolution Q100™, is optimized for low embodied carbon and carbon neutral. Every square yard of Shaw Contract flooring with EcoSolution Q100 fiber reduces the carbon impact by 42%, versus traditional carpet tile.

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We optimize products, operations and materials for lower embodied carbon.

How do we do this?


We measure the embodied carbon.

We utilize 100% recycled-content nylon fiber* — our new EcoSolution Q100™ yarn system.

Our re[TURN]® Reclamation Program provides post-consumer recycled content for our backing.


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.

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Shaw has achieved carbon neutrality in our commercial carpet operations (since 2018).

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We also have reduced our greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity by 40% compared to 2010 (per pound of finished product).

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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 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.

*allocated from pre-consumer resources

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People Together, Planet Forever

When we talk about sustainability we join the causes of people and planet together, social and environmental concerns combined.

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