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Shaw – Creating A Better Future

We all have an important role in bettering this world. This is one of the many steps we are taking in our daily quest to do better, to achieve more.

Dalton, Ga.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw), a leading floorcovering provider, has signed the United Nations Global Compact, a widely recognized set of principles focused on upholding and protecting human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption standards. Further, Shaw will implement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact throughout its supply chain with updates to its sustainable sourcing policy and related terms and conditions for all suppliers.

“The UN Global Compact and its principles align with our culture and operations,” noted Vance D. Bell, chairman and CEO at Shaw. “Becoming a signatory and enhancing our sourcing policies is a natural extension of our ongoing sustainability efforts. We believe this to be essential to creating a better future while ensuring long-term financial success.”

Almost 13,000 entities from 170 countries have joined the UN Global Compact, including approximately 9,000 companies and 4,000 non-businesses.

“We’re proud to join the thousands of organizations around the world who have signed on to the UN Global Compact — including many of our customers and business partners,” stated Paul Murray, vice president of sustainability and environmental affairs at Shaw. “We share a commitment to a higher purpose: Doing what’s right by people. We all have an important role in bettering this world. This is one of the many steps we are taking in our daily quest to do better, to achieve more.”

About the United Nations Global Compact
The world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. To learn more, visit: http://www.unglobalcompact.org.

About Shaw Industries
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. offers a diverse portfolio of carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, and laminate flooring products, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide via its brands Anderson, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, Tuftex, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. The company employs more than 20,000 associates with offices; R&D, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution locations; product showrooms; and/or salespeople throughout the U.S., as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://shawinc.com.

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