Environmental Performance Design

We believe that transforming performance is the key to better healing, collaboration, and learning, all while ensuring our environment remains safe and unimpacted by flooring design. That is why we are proud to support a variety of environmental and sustainable programs, and are continuously researching ways we can further enhance our commitment and support through various certification and labeling programs.

Beauty. Functionality. Usability. Comfort. Health. Sustainability. We believe that these characteristics are essential to enhancing the user's experience and their performance within a space. Our focus is on helping you fulfill these expectations within your environment, so from start to finish, our products are designed not only to look amazing and perform but also to provide a sustainable and safe product offering to meet your sustainability expectations. That is why we are proud to support a variety of programs, and are continuously researching additional ways to further enhance our commitment and support of sustainable practices through various certifications and labeling programs and through social responsibility all driven by our corporate goals and initiatives.

Corporate Sustainability

Part of Shaw Industries Group, Inc., Patcraft shares Shaw's corporate commitment to creating a better future: for our customers, for our people, for our company and for our communities. Shaw's holistic approach to corporate sustainability considers every aspect of operations – from product development to manufacturing, human health and environmental impacts, to social fairness.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified™

As the first flooring manufacturer to achieve Cradle to Cradle™ certification, we are consistently focused on new innovations around product stewardship and overall environmental and human health. All EcoWorx® products with Eco Solution Q are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ v3.1, meaning that they have met all of the requirements of that multi-attribute product certification around material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. The protocols outlined in Cradle to Cradle™ are what drive our design philosophy and our own product sustainability standards.

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Environmental Product Declarations

A third-party verified program, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) summarize the life cycle analysis into environmental impacts for a product according to a set of Product Category Rules (PCR). Declarations include information on the environmental impact of raw material acquisition, energy use and efficiency, content of materials and chemical substances, emissions to air, soil and water and waste generation. EPDs are the summary document from an LCA that allow a product manufacturer to more easily communicate a product's environmental footprint and identify areas where impacts can be reduced. Our EPDs are verified in accordance with EN 15804 and ISO14025 standards.

Health Product Declarations

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) provides a consistent and transparent reporting method for raw material ingredients and associated health hazards for building products. HPDs include an inventory of ingredients that are screened against a number of authoritative lists to determine the associated hazards to humans and the environment.


One of the leading Building Certifications in the U.S. today, LEED considers a variety of areas to determine how sustainable a physical structure is for its occupants and the earth. A variety of our products contribute to LEED v4 credits, based on their sustainable design and our manufacturing processes.

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Greener buildings matter to everyone. Declare helps drive the world's most aspirational standards for green buildings (and the materials used to create them). An extremely rigorous green building certification program developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).

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Mindful Materials

International architectural firm HKS, in collaboration with other renowned design firms, created a labeling system in 2012 which incorporates an easy-to-access product ingredient label which can be placed directly on a product's sample folder. A Mindful Materials logo on a folder's spine denotes a manufacturer's commitment to transparency, with a quick reference labeling for designers to locate sustainable products for their projects.

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Recycling & Reclamation

As important to us as the use of healthy materials are in our products, so too is what happens to products at the end of their useful lives. That's why materials reclamation and recycling has long been a key consideration in the way we design and make our flooring. More than a smart way to ensure materials remain in a continuous cycle of use, creating products that can be recycled (and building the infrastructure to reclaim and recycle them) is critical to creating a new, circular economy – one in which valuable materials never become waste.

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Social Responsibility

From charitable donations and community causes to partnerships with global organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, social responsibility matters as much to our business as, well, making carpet. Patcraft team members are little league coaches; mentors at schools and local organizations; foster parents; cooks who volunteer their time to those less fortunate; and leaders in local nonprofit organizations. These efforts are instrumental in building strong sales leaders throughout our organization, while ensuring that each of the communities in which we live and work are being positively impacted by our company.

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WELL Building

Through WELL Building Certification, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) believes that buildings should be developed with people's health and wellness at the center of design, and certifies buildings based on this principle. With a holistic approach to health in the built environment, there are established WELL Building Standards for air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

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NSF 140

The flooring industry's first consensus-based American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved sustainability certification for carpet, NSF 140 was created to establish consistent performance requirements for carpet, including public health and environmental excellence, social responsibility and economic responsibility across the supply chain.

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CRI Green Label Plus

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label Plus certifications evaluate emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in carpet, cushions and adhesives, by ensuring compliance to CDPH/EHLP Standard Method V1.1 Section 01350. By passing Green Label Plus standards, we ensure our that VOC emissions from our products are not above the thresholds for low-emitting products.


FloorScore is a VOC emissions programs through our industry trade association RFCI. The majority of Patcraft resilient products are FloorScore certified.