Mohawk Industries' recently released sixth annual sustainability report highlights how the company has honed its ability to grow profitably and responsibly while acquiring and integrating 30 new businesses in the past three decades.
“Our continued success at Mohawk is due in large part to growing the organization responsibly,” said Dave Patton, Mohawk's chief sustainability officer. “With our ongoing internal investments and acquisitions, we are committed to taking responsible actions in line with our philosophy of sustainability, and we will continue providing value to our stakeholders, customers, community partners and all of our employees whose good work drives our success.”
Mohawk said, through accurate, audited reporting and transparent data, this year’s document showcases how the mill has grown in a variety of ways that benefit customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment.
According to the report, Mohawk has made nearly $4 billion of investments in acquisitions and capital improvements since 2013; its Zero Waste to Landfill initiative has been successfully implemented within all business segments; the company also saw a reduction in absolute energy use even as Mohawk’s footprint expanded and it was once again recognized by Newsweek as one of the top green companies in the U.S.
“We understand that the best companies are those that operate profitably and sustainably, which is why we are so proud of the progress we have made toward our 2020 goals during the reporting period and particularly with our reduction in absolute energy consumption,” said Jenny Cross, Mohawk's vice president of corporate sustainability.
“These practices are consistent with our values as a company and increasingly with the personal values of millions in our global community. As we continue improving our sustainability practices, we welcome feedback and good ideas that can help us further improve our progress as we work to create sustainable products and conserve the natural resources we all share.”