Cradle to Cradle Certification

Cradle to Cradle® design protocols drive our design philosophy and our own product sustainability standards.

Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Product Program

Beyond an environmentally and socially responsible approach to product design, Cradle to Cradle CertifedCM is one of the world’s most rigorous product sustainability certifications.

Cradle to Cradle certification is a third-party certification administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Based on the principles of continuous improvement, the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM standard provides a framework for designing and manufacturing healthy and sustainable products.

To achieve one of five levels of Cradle to Cradle certification, a product must meet stringent requirements in each of five categories:

  • Material Health
  • Material Reutilization
  • Renewable Energy
    Increasing our energy efficiency and expanding our use of energy from renewable sources, is one of the central elements of Shaw’s corporate environmental responsibility strategy. The solar panel installation on the roof of our commercial carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville, Georgia is one of our most recent steps towards greater use of renewable energy. One of the largest commercial solar photovoltaic installation in the Southeast, the one megawatt system produces approximately 1.4 million kilowatts of power annually – the equivalent of powering 100 US homes.
  • Water Stewardship
    When it comes to water, every drop matters. That’s why we keep close watch on every ounce of water we use for our operations – and the reason we’re always exploring new opportunities to recycle water, reduce water consumption, and ensure water quality. And even though Shaw has already achieved significant water reductions over the past decade, it’s our goal to reduce water intensity by an additional 50% by 2030.
  • Social Fairness
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