Shaw Industries has released its 2014 Sustainability Report.

Shaw’s shift to the Global Reporting Initiative’s newest G4 standard converged with an increase in the demand for supply chain transparency surrounding product ingredients across the flooring industry. Shaw is continuing to develop sustainability solutions to create a better future for its customers, associates and communities, according to the company.

“In the past two years, we have committed $540 million in capital investments to enhance ohur operations, including $350 million in expansions,” said Vance Bell, chairman and CEO of Shaw. “These initiatives in infrastructure, equipment, advanced technology and product development will get under way throughout 2015 and 2016, and result in 1,000 new jobs in the coming years—this is the kind of innovation that creates a more sustainable future.” 

According to Bell, to continue to be a sustainability leader, Shaw engages with stakeholders and the market to anticipate and respond to ever-changing sustainability priorities.

Guided by Cradle to Cradle, Shaw employs a diverse portfolio of sustainability solutions. 

“The materiality assessment conducted in 2014 to prepare for the G4 standard confirmed what we’re seeing in the marketplace: product stewardship, material use, branding and marketing, and talent management are the priorities for us and for our stakeholders,” said Paul Murray, vice president of sustainability and environmental affairs at Shaw.

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