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Shaw group gets two awards for sustainable purchasing
May '17
Courtesy: Shaw Industries
Courtesy: Shaw Industries
Shaw Industries has received the Market Transformation Leadership Award and Supplier Leadership Award for leadership in the sustainable purchasing movement, a growing trend in which organisations are using their purchasing power to advance the long term health and vitality of society, economies, and the planet, for EcoWorx - a commercial carpet tile product.

In all, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) recognised ten organisations and one individual for their leadership in the sustainable purchasing movement.

In addition to Shaw Industries Group, the Centre for Environmental Health has also been selected for Market Transformation Leadership Award.

Shaw Industries Group has been recognised for its innovative work to create EcoWorx - a commercial carpet tile product made largely from reclaimed materials with significantly reduced energy and water consumption, and recyclability. This required forging unique collaborations with supplier and customers, and clearly demonstrates its contribution to the circular economy, having achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver.

The leadership award winners were selected by a prestigious panel of judges. Each employ a wide range of sustainable purchasing strategies and documented the resulting environmental, social, and/or economic benefits in a case study.

SPLC’s leadership awards recognise organisations that have demonstrated or actively supported the kind of leadership envisioned in the SPLC’s principles for leadership in sustainable purchasing. The principles state that an organisation demonstrates leadership in sustainable purchasing through understanding the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its purchasing, taking responsibility for the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its purchasing by committing to an action plan, delivering on its commitment to improve the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its purchasing, actively promoting internal and external innovation that advances a positive future and soliciting and disclosing information that supports a marketplace of innovation.

“The winners of these awards have each demonstrated their commitment to leadership in sustainable purchasing. Collectively, they focus the powerful purchasing influence of organisations - in public and private sectors alike - to advance a socially just, ecologically robust, and economically prosperous future. The winners of SPLC’s leadership awards exemplify, encourage, and support a constructive cycle of innovation that will define the global marketplace of tomorrow,” says SPLC executive director Jason Pearson. (SV)

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