Shaw to showcase 10 organizations
Dalton, Ge.†Shaw has released a list of 10 organizations it will showcase at its third annual sustain[HUMAN]Competency Leadership Recognition Program. According to the company, each of the organizations has demonstrated a commitment to putting people at the heart of their sustainability efforts.
“Shaw’s Sustain”[HUMAN]Ability Leadership Recognition Program aims to showcase a broad range of organizations that have demonstrated their focus on the well-being of people and the planet,” said Kellie Ballew, vice president of global sustainability at Shaw. “Everyone is a leader in their own right and offers something we can all learn from to create a better future and a better world together.”
As part of this recognition program, Shaw said it will profile these 10 organizations in a blog series on SustainableBrands.com for the rest of the year to showcase their efforts and inspire others to find new ways to invest in the health and wellness of their lives. the planet and its people.
The organizations Shaw will recognize as part of the Leadership Recognition Program in the coming year are:
AIA strives for positive change through the power of design. The organization said it developed the Architecture and Design Materials Pledge to inspire a shift in the way architects and designers evaluate the products and finishes they specify every day. The A&D Materials Pledge provides a holistic view of truly sustainable building materials and encourages architects and designers to choose materials that support human health, ecosystem health, climate health and social health and equity in a circular economy, the organization said.
Appalachian Botanical Co. makes premium body care, aromatherapy, culinary and household goods using lavender it grows and honey it harvests on reclaimed land from coal mines. The West Virginia-based company said it is hiring local residents who often face significant barriers in the job market. ABCo’s commitment to sustainable farming and second chance employment will resonate with those seeking high-quality, organic, environmentally and socially responsible products, according to the organization.
ChemSec, the International Chemical Secretariat, is an independent non-profit organization working worldwide to promote safer chemistry. The organization, founded in 2002, said it involves the work of chemists, political scientists, business experts, communicators and others. Through independent research, cross-border collaboration and practical tools, the organization advocates for progressive legislation, sustainable management of chemicals in companies and provides guidance to companies committed to changing the way they work with chemicals, the organization said.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is committed to driving innovation for the circular economy through products that have a positive impact on people and the planet. Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products program, the Institute sets the global standard for products that are made safe, circular and responsibly through its focus on material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil management and social justice, according to to the organization.
Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services company, said it has developed Experience per SF, a proprietary tool that provides insights into employee engagement and experience. Launched in 2020, the tool helped organizations identify what’s working and what’s not by measuring employee experience and performance as they transitioned to work from home, the organization said.
HOUSE is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. The company’s people-centric design approach prioritises health and well-being, according to HOK. HOK said it ensures sustainable material selection for its workplace group in all projects, whether certification or not.
Metropolis is an award-winning architecture and design media company. Through its print and editorial coverage, virtual and in-person events, award programs and advocacy initiatives, Metropolis said it speaks about the future of architecture and design. With a commitment to a sustainable, equitable and nurturing built environment, the company said it is committed to helping the architecture and interior design community improve people’s lives and protect life on this planet.
again: loom is a program of Initiative for Affordable Housing, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Decatur, Georgia. re:loom said it employs the homeless, refugees and low-income people and empowers them to make beautifully designed products from recycled materials. The organization said it provides on-site paid job training for weavers, who earn a stable salary, 100 percent health care coverage and opportunities to participate in the organization’s activities.
ToxNot is a software company on a mission to improve health and sustainability in global supply chains by streamlining the chemical transparency process. ToxNot said it provides manufacturers with an efficient system to import chemical data, understand their hazard profiles, report on the results and create safer products. Organizations are using Toxnot to improve access to supplier data, save time by automating their compliance, sustainability and circularity goals, and delight customers with timely responses, the company said.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better lives. In 2021, Walmart said it was launching its “Built for Better” program to give customers an easy way to identify products built for better. Icons denote products that meet independent, third-party standards for promoting personal wellness (for you) and reducing environmental impact (for the planet), the company said.