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Carpet Sustainability: Third-Party Certifications

Carpet Sustainability: Third-Party Certifications
Shaw Floors is committed to manufacturing carpet that is designed to be safe for people and the plant. Learn more about our third-party certifications and what they mean for your and your family.

Cradle to Cradle

More than 85% of the products Shaw makes are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ meaning they are assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness. Shaw has been invested in the Cradle to Cradle design philosophy since 1996 and introduced the first Cradle to Cradle Certified flooring product in 1999.

Green Label Plus

Green Label Plus, a voluntary industry testing program for carpet and adhesive products, establishes the highest standard for indoor air quality (IAQ) ever set by the carpet industry.

All Shaw Floors carpet products meet the Green Label Plus standard.

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) created Green Label Plus to identify carpets and adhesives that are tested by an independent, certified laboratory and meet stringent criteria for low chemical emissions. Products with the Green Label Plus certification indicate that they are among the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion products on the market.

Commercial Carpet & California's CHPS Criteria

Green Label Plus meets California's indoor quality standards for low-emitting products used in commercial settings such as schools and office buildings. Under the agreement between CRI and the California agencies, Green Label Plus is acceptable in lieu of Section 01350, the CHPS low-emitting materials criteria for use in schools.

Commercial carpet and adhesives that meet the criteria for Green Label Plus are listed on both the CRI and CHPS websites.