Shaw Carpet Tile Obtains Works with WELL Mark

Shaw Industries Group has earned licence to the Works with WELL mark for its EcoWorx carpet tile products available from Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial and Shaw Contract globally.

Through a licensing program offered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the new mark demonstrates the company’s EcoWorx aligns with health strategies within the WELL building standard.

“By validating that EcoWorx aligns with material health features within WELL, the Works with WELL mark makes it even easier for customers focused on health and well-being to make confident purchasing decisions,” says Kellie Ballew, vice-president of global sustainability and innovation at Shaw.

WELL is the world’s leading standard that focuses on advancing people’s health and well-being with a library of holistic, evidence-based strategies applicable across buildings, organizations and communities. Developed more than 10 years ago and backed by the latest scientific research, WELL outlines key building-level interventions and organizational strategies across 10 concept areas: air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind and community.

EcoWorx’s alignments in the materials concept mean the product can contribute to the achievement of the following WELL building certification features: avoidance of select material ingredients; low volatile organic compound emissions; ingredient disclosure; materials with enhanced chemical restrictions; and optimized products.

IWBI granted Shaw the licence to use the Works with WELL trademark after the company submitted an application to IWBI and underwent a third-party document review to confirm that EcoWorx met the requirements for the licence required by IWBI.

“Shaw’s continued innovation and validation of its efforts against rigorous third-party standards are critical to creating people-first places,” says IWBI president and CEO Rachel Hodgdon. “We commend Shaw for its long-term commitment to designing products created to be a force for good for people and planet.”

Launched in 2022, the Works with WELL trademark licensing program recognizes products and solutions that contribute to achieving specific features in the WELL standard. The Works with WELL trademark indicates specific alignment between an eligible product and at least one WELL feature or threshold. Eligibility to use the trademark does not suggest products with the distinction guarantee the achievement of WELL certification, a WELL rating or any standalone WELL feature.

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