Shaw will honor 10 organizations in its support program in 2022[HUMAN]Leadership Capacity® Recognition Program
Shaw’s annual support[HUMAN]ability®’s leadership recognition program features organizations that share its commitment to putting people at the heart of sustainability. This year’s winners represent a wide variety of sustainability leaders with a people-centric approach to sustainability
Dalton, Ga., May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Shaw Industries Group Inc. (Shaw) has announced the list of 10 organizations it will feature in its third annual[HUMAN]leadership capacity® recognition program. Each of the organizations illustrated their commitment to putting people at the heart of their sustainability efforts.
“Shaw’s support[HUMAN]The ability® leadership recognition program aims to shine a light on a wide range of organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to the well-being of people and the planet,” said Kelly Ballew, Vice President of Global Sustainability at Shaw. “Each is a leader in their own right and offers something we can all learn from in order to collectively create a better future and a better world.”
As part of this recognition program, Shaw will feature these 10 organizations in a series of blogs on SustainableBrands.com throughout the year to showcase their efforts and inspire others to find new ways to invest in health and the well-being of the planet and its people.
The organizations Shaw recognizes as part of this effort in the coming year are (in alphabetical order):
AIA (https://www.aia.org/about) strives to drive positive change through the power of design. The organization developed the Architecture & Design Materials Pledge to inspire change in the way architects and designers assess the products and finishes they specify on a daily basis. The A&D Materials Pledge defines a holistic view of truly sustainable building materials and encourages architects and designers to choose materials that support human health, ecosystem health, climate health, social health, and equity in a circular economy.
Appalachian Botanical Co. (https://appalachianbotanical.com/) manufactures premium body care, aromatherapy, culinary and household products using the lavender it grows and the honey it harvests from land reclaimed from coal mines. the West Virginia based company hires area residents who often face significant barriers to employment. ABCo’s commitment to sustainable agriculture and second-chance employment will resonate with those seeking high-quality, organic, and environmentally and socially responsible products.
ChemSec (https://chemsec.org/about-us/), the International Chemicals Secretariat, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates globally to advance safer chemistry. Founded in 2002, the organization engages the work of chemists, political scientists, business experts, communicators and others. Through independent research, cross-border collaboration and practical tools, the organization advocates for progressive legislation, sustainable management of chemicals in business and offers advice to businesses that commit to changing the way they work with chemical products.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (http://www.c2ccertified.org/) is dedicated to driving innovation for the circular economy through products that have a positive impact on people and the planet. Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified® product program, the Institute sets the global standard for safe, circular and responsibly produced products with a focus on material health, product circularity, environmental protection clean air and climate, water and soil management and social equity. .
Cushman & Wakefield (https://www.cushmanwakefield.com/en/united-states/services/global-occupier-services/total-workplace/experience-per-sf), a global real estate services company, has developed Experience per SF™, a proprietary tool that provides insight into workforce engagement and experience. Launched in 2020, the tool has helped organizations identify what works and what doesn’t by measuring employee experience and performance as they transition to working from home. And as the world begins to emerge from the pandemic, the tool continues to deliver insights that help create a positive human experience.
HOK (https://www.hok.com/projects/discipline/sustainable-design/health-well-being/) is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. The company’s human-centered design approach prioritizes health and well-being – helping people thrive physically, mentally and socially in the built environment. HOK guarantees a selection of sustainable materials for its Workplace Group on all projects, whether or not they pursue certification. This streamlined framework that addresses embodied carbon, green chemistry and sustainable sourcing is another example of the company’s commitment to being at the forefront of sustainable design.
Metropolis (https://metropolismag.com/about-metropolis/) is an award-winning media company focused on architecture and design. Through its print and editorial coverage, virtual and in-person events, awards programs, and advocacy initiatives, Metropolis speaks to the future of architecture and design. With a commitment to a sustainable, just, and nurturing built environment, the company strives to help the architecture and interior design community improve people’s lives and protect life on this planet, including through the Interior Design Pledge for Positive Impact and the Interior Design Climate Toolkit. .
re:loom (http://www.reloom.org/) is a program of Initiative for Affordable Housing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Decatur, Georgia. re:loom employs and empowers homeless people, refugees and low-income people who make beautifully designed products from recycled materials. The organization provides paid, on-site vocational training to weavers, who earn a stable salary, 100% medical coverage and opportunities to engage in the operations of the organization – helping them weave a better life, while taking care of the planet.
ToxNot (https://toxnot.com/) is a software company whose mission is to improve health and sustainability in global supply chains by streamlining the chemical transparency process. Toxnot provides an efficient system for manufacturers to import chemical data, provide insight into their hazard profiles, report results, and create safer products. Organizations use Toxnot to improve access to supplier data, save time by automating their compliance, sustainability and circularity goals, and delight customers with fast responses.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) (https://corporate.walmart.com/about) helps people around the world save money and live better. In 2021, Walmart launched its “Built for Better” program to provide customers with an easy way to identify products designed for the best – for people, communities and the planet. Icons denote products that have met independent third-party standards for promoting personal well-being (For You) and reducing environmental impact (For The Planet).
About Shaw Industries
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are more than 20,000 people united in our vision to create a better future for our customers, for our employees, for our community and for our company. We supply carpet, hardwood, tile and stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets around the world. We serve the diverse needs of our customers with an extensive portfolio of brands including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Floorigami, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens and more.
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Meagan ScottShaw Industries, 423.463.2876, [email protected]