Shaw Chairman and CEO Vance Bell says that sustainability at the company means driving innovation, protecting and efficiently using resources, and engaging with associates, customers, and communities while focusing on the long-term. Over the years, Shaw has continued to become more efficient with how Eco-friendly their products are and how the products are made, which can be seen in their yearly sustainability reports.
Here are a few highlights from the 2013 Shaw Sustainability Report:
The company recycled more than 700 million pounds of carpet.
The company achieved 64% of product sales from Cradle to Cradle Certified products.
The company’s continued dedication to transparency through Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
The company invested $20 million in energy and greenhouse gas reductions through efficient equipments and systems in recent years.
Shaw installed a 1MW solar panel system on the roof of their carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville, GA.
Shaw has set new sustainability goals that they want to reach before or by the year 2030.
Reduce energy intensity 40%
Reduce total waste to landfills 100%
Reduce hazardous waste 100%
Reduce water intensity 50%
Achieve an OSHA incident rate of zero
Design 100% of products to Cradle to Cradle protocols.
Shaw continues to create new products that help the environment. The most environmentally friendly carpet from Shaw is any of their carpets made of Anso Nylon. Anso Nylon is a nylon 6 fiber, which means it can be recycled into carpet fiber again and again, endlessly. Anso Nylon carpets do not have to be thrown in landfills because they can be recycled to create entirely new carpet. Anso Nylon carpets have great performance, built-in stain and crush resistance, and they are beautiful to have in a home.
Shaw continues to strive for new and innovative ways to create great products for their customers, and they strive every year to help the environment more and more.
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Anso nylon, which is Shaw’s premier carpet fiber, offers stain resistance and durability in many beautiful styles and colors. Anso nylon is GREAT in many ways.
Green: All carpets and area rugs made from Anso nylon can be recycled at Shaw’s Evergreen Nylon Recycling facility. Evergreen enables Shaw to recycle post-consumer carpet into new carpet over and over again.
Resilient: Shaw’s Anso nylon has superior resilience.
Experience: Anso nylon has been in the flooring industry for more than 40 years.
Anti-soil: All of the Anso nylon products are treated with Shaw’s patented R2X stain and soil resistance treatment.
Tough: Anso nylon carpets are tough and durable. These carpets have the lifetime stain and soil warranty and the lifetime pet stain warranty. In addition, the carpets are backed with SoftBac Platinum, which is a proprietary backing system that offers a no-wrinkle warranty.
Purchasing an Anso nylon carpet means that you have purchased a GREAT product!
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Shaw’s Anso nylon is a durable and resilient fiber, and it is also exceptionally soft. Nylon comes in a wide variety of textures and colors, which makes it a perfect choice for every lifestyle. Anso nylon was created in a way that it can be recycled, and it is an environmental friendly fiber. The Anso nylon fibers are certified cradle to cradle, which means they can be recycled over and over without end. This fiber also has a high level of resilience and it maintains its original shape and new appearance for a long time. Anso nylon has more than 40 years of carpet manufacturing experience and it has an extensive warranty package, which gives customers a peace of mind when purchasing carpet made of Anso nylon. the patented R2x treatment gives the fibers unsurpassed stain resistance. The R2x treatment helps Anso nylon repel dirt and soil, and it also helps the Anso nylon wear gradually. Having a busy lifestyle is not a problem for Anso nylon because it is made to last. The nylon 6 fibers make it twenty percent tougher than most fibers and it shows less wear over time. Click here to see our Shaw Anso Nylon carpet.