Mohawk Industries, world’s largest flooring manufacturer, announces Malisa Maynard has been appointed chief sustainability officer. Maynard is charged with effectively executing Mohawk’s sustainability strategy across the global enterprise.

Maynard joined Mohawk’s Flooring North America segment in 2021 after two decades of Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) leadership roles at multiple manufacturing companies. She also provided expertise and insight on the sustainability, climate and environmental committees of numerous national trade organizations.  

“During her tenure at Mohawk, Malisa has facilitated collaboration across the business, championed new best practices and standardized existing ones,” said Jeffrey Lorberbaum, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Mohawk Industries. “She has built consensus around key policies and practices and increased the scope and scale of how we measure progress toward our ESG goals. The quantifiable impact of her efforts led to a significant increase in third-party rankings of Mohawk as an industry leader in sustainable products and processes.” 

In addition to leading the Mohawk’s global sustainability strategy and teams, Maynard will partner with operations, engineering, finance, product development, marketing and human resources teams to increase alignment and optimize the Company’s global efforts for carbon reduction, product circularity, resource conservation and commitments to workplace excellence. 

Maynard will continue to lead Mohawk’s ESG commitments, including implementing innovative methods to reduce consumption of energy and water, upcycling the waste stream, using more value-added recycled content and marketing new green products that deliver greater value. Maynard will further elevate Mohawk’s position as a global leader in sustainability while improving the Company’s overall performance and its commitment to thousands of customers around the world.

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