2018 marks the 25th edition of UN Water’s World Water Day. Held every year on March 22, World Water Day brings awareness to water scarcity as well as water pollution and damage done to ecosystems that can affect potable water supplies. More than 2 billion people lack access to safely-managed drinking water services, and water scarcity affects 4 out of every 10 people around the world.
Shaw makes it a priority to use water wisely. The company has taken significant measures to minimize its use in operations and manufacturing processes. To celebrate World Water Day, Shaw will be announcing its progress toward its sustainability goals as well as other news with a blog post from Troy Virgo, director of sustainability and product stewardship.
Since 2010, Shaw reports significant progress toward its 2030 goal of 50% water reduction per pound of finished product. At the close of 2016, in just six years, the company achieved a 36% reduction toward this goal. Shaw also supports numerous non-profit associations dedicated to water conservation and quality, and engaging people in the conversation and service through cleaning up rivers, and protecting watersheds.
Shaw’s water efforts align with its commitment to Cradle-to-Cradle design, with 85% of products manufactured by Shaw being Cradle-to-Cradle Certified. The company aims for 100% certification by 2030.
For more information, Virgo's blog post can be found at https://shawinc.com/Newsroom/Blog.