Dalton, Ga. -- Shaw Industries Group Inc. (Shaw) has debuted a program to recognize diverse organizations intently focused on products and initiatives that support the wellbeing of people and the planet. The company’s sustain[HUMAN]ability recognition program, which kicked off with a webinar in conjunction with Sustainable Brands, will explore what is driving these organization’s varied efforts, the challenges they’ve faced, keys to success and what’s on the horizon.

“At Shaw, we put people at the center of sustainability--what we call sustain[HUMAN]ability," said Susan Farris, vice president of sustainability and corporate communications. "That’s why we’re focused on the ingredients that go into products and the impacts of sound, moisture and other design elements. There are so many great people and organizations striving to make a positive impact on people and the planet. By showcasing a range of organizations that share our focus on putting people at the heart of their sustainability efforts, we hope others will be inspired to drive change and learn from these organizations’ successes, innovations and challenges.”

The 10 organizations Shaw is recognizing as part of this effort over the coming year are (in alphabetical order): American Family Insurance; Eastman; Harvard University; Health Care Without Harm; Healthy Building Network (HBN); HeiQ; Perkins and Will; Purpose Built Communities; Schott Design; and The University of Georgia New Materials Institute. As part of this recognition program, Shaw will profile these organizations in a blog series on SustainableBrands.com.

For more information, visit shawinc.com.