Shaw Industries Invests in Renewable Wind Energy

Shaw Industries Group has partnered with BHE Renewables, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy business.

Through a power purchase agreement, Shaw will invest in renewable energy from BHE Renewables‘ 200-megawatt Flat Top wind farm in Mills and Comanche counties, Texas, which became operational in 2018.

“Shaw strives to be a positive force in the global effort to mitigate climate change,” says Kellie Ballew, chief sustainability and innovation officer at Shaw. “That’s a fundamental component of our sustain[human]ability strategy, which focuses on people and the planet. This latest endeavour builds upon our decades of work in this realm.”

Shaw’s investment seeks to reduce the company’s operational footprint by approximately 15 per cent annually over the next 15 years, adding to the company’s significant efforts, which already have reduced its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 per cent compared to the 2010 baseline.

This latest investment will advance Shaw’s progress toward its goal to achieve net-zero operations (Scope 1 and 2) by 2030. The company’s commercial carpet operations worldwide have been carbon neutral since 2018.

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