...Because Our Future Matters

  1. Sustainability Report
  2. Designing Responsibly
  3. Toward A More Circular Economy

At Patcraft, we believe flooring is the foundation of the built environment. As part of Shaw Industries, our corporate foundation is strong and our sustainable business strategy directly influences our product design, manufacturing process and our commitment to the future.

Click here to see Shaw's 2013 Sustainability Report.

We carefully consider the impacts of our products throughout their lifecycle on the environment and on society. That means we examine the ingredient materials, the impact of our supply chain, our use of natural resources and the ability to recover and recycle our products at the end of their useful life.

We have established processes and procedures to analyze impacts on the environment, on stakeholders and on the business at each stage of product development and manufacturing including:

  • Considering environmentally responsible materials and methods during the design phase
  • Evaluating raw materials based on materials chemistry and supply chain implications
  • Analyzing our use of natural resources such as water and energy, as well as our impacts due to emissions and waste in the manufacturing process
  • Reviewing our packaging in order to ensure that we use the most sustainable materials available, and to minimize the amount of packaging used
  • Improving fuel efficiency and identifying transit methods in our own network that minimize environmental impacts while meeting our customers' needs
  • Identifying ways to reclaim and then reuse or recycle products at the end of their useful life


Moving toward a more circular economy requires shifting away from a take - make - dispose consumption model. Keeping resources circulating from use to reuse in the economy requires rethinking how something historically viewed as waste might instead be a valuable resource.

Click here to download Patcraft's Circular Economy PDF.

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