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
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.
Shaw to reduce energy by 25 percent as part of ‘green' efforts
June 4, 2008