With an eye toward broadening the impact of its Green Edge sustainability initiative, Shaw Industries has announced two new ‘green’ efforts. The flooring maker has become a “founding reporter” of greenhouse gas reporting agency The Climate Registry. Additionally, Shaw said it is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy to find ways to reduce energy usage in its plants by 25 percent in the next 10 years.

“Shaw is serious about energy reduction,” said Rick Ramirez, Shaw’s vp sustainability and environmental affairs. “From becoming a founding reporter of The Climate Registry, to committing in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy to a 25 percent reduction in energy intensity, Shaw will continue to lead the industry in environmental sustainability while providing consistent and measurable results regarding the Shaw Green Edge promise.”

The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization aiming to measure and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions “in a common, accurate and transparent manner” throughout North America. As a founding reporter, Shaw will calculate, verify and publicly report its greenhouse emissions annually.

Additionally, as part of Shaw’s pledge to substantially reduce energy, the company will attend the Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit on June 5 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The event is aimed at improving industrial energy efficiency and productivity throughout the Southeast. Industry leaders, government officials and utility executives are set to attend the event.

Vance Bell, Shaw’s CEO, said the new partnerships are important milestones in the company’s environmental pledge. “Sustainability fully defines Shaw’s business model as the foundation necessary to continue positioning the company as the industry leader today and in the future,” he noted.