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Mohawk Industries’ Thirteenth Annual Environmental, Social & Governance Report Focuses on Achieving a Better Tomorrow Together

September 27, 2022 at 9:25 PM EDT

CALHOUN, Ga. September 27, 2022 – Making an impact on sustainability is never a solo effort, even for the world’s largest flooring manufacturer.

Mohawk Industries’ thirteenth annual Environmental, Social and Governance Report highlights the Company’s internal and external partnerships that are driving its commitment to achieving a better tomorrow together. The report is now available online at mohawksustainability.com.

“During Climate Week NYC, we announced a unique collaboration with the International Future Living Institute (IFLI) and shared stories about Mohawk’s progress in reducing CO2 emissions; delivering more carbon neutral products; lowering our water consumption through advanced manufacturing processes and optimizing product circularity,” Mohawk’s Vice President of Sustainability Malisa Maynard said.

That theme of partnerships and sharing good ideas runs throughout Mohawk’s new ESG Report, which includes stories about people, products and processes from around the globe. The report provides detailed data about Mohawk’s sustainability initiatives while highlighting the impact of new and ongoing projects. Customers and consumers will gain insights into how Mohawk’s actions are aligned with its value.

“While our report addresses environmental, social and governance topics, the commitment to being part of the climate change solution is at the forefront,” Maynard said. “Across the enterprise, Mohawk is implementing a decarbonization strategy through measurable, science-based targets.”

In 2021, three of Mohawk’s business units took ownership of climate-related commitments. Mohawk Group signed The Climate Pledge to achieve net zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Accord timeline. In July 2022, Unilin Group submitted its emission reduction targets for validation and approval by the Science Based Targets initiative. Godfrey Hirst obtained carbon neutrality certification through the Australian government’s Climate Active program. These steps are all part of the overall Company goal of reducing scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, disclosing scope 3 emissions and developing science-based targets by 2024. 

For the end user, Mohawk’s ESG report reinforces the Company’s commitment to sustainable products that help to preserve natural resources and support better living and working environments.

CARPET
Mohawk’s residential carpet collections offer consumers renewable (wool), recycled (EverStrand polyester from billions of plastic bottles) and bio-based (SmartStrand) fiber options while delivering unsurpassed style and performance. In commercial flooring, Mohawk Group offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Red List Free products and has achieved by far the lowest water consumption in the production of carpet tile. GH Commercial is also Australia’s largest manufacturer of Declare carpet products.

CERAMIC TILE
More than 99 percent of the Company’s beautiful and durable ceramic floor and wall tile collections contain recycled or reclaimed materials. In North America, Dal-Tile’s ceramic tile manufacturing plants recover and reuse wastewater generated in the production process, preventing 125 million gallons from entering local municipal water treatment facilities.

RESILIENT
Every year, Mohawk’s domestic resilient flooring manufacturing reclaims thousands of tons of PVC materials destined for landfills and transforms the material into the backing for beautiful luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring, with commercial LVT utilizing 100 percent post-industrial recycled content. 

LAMINATE/WOOD
More than 90 percent of the wood used in the Company’s premium laminate flooring, panels and chipboards contains recycled or recovered content. Wood flooring is sustainably sourced from well managed forests, recycled waste streams or recovered wood sources.

In addition to product and process enhancements, the Company remains focused on reinvesting in team members around the globe through award-winning training and development programs. Mohawk also continues to deliver accessibility to affordable health care through on-site, near-site and virtual clinics, which include resources to support mental health needs. The Company’s world-class commitment to safety is keeping people free from harm across the enterprise. This year’s report again highlights women in leadership, showcasing a grassroots Dal-Tile initiative that creates mentorship opportunities to build the next generation of leaders.

“We are proud of all that our team members around the world are accomplishing as we pursue ambitious goals in many areas,” said Maynard. “Our progress toward our goals has been substantive as we have worked together to find innovative solutions to enhance our performance. We recognize we still have much work to do, and we continue to listen and learn as we strive for continuously better results. We welcome feedback on the ESG report as a part of our ongoing efforts to improve and grow.” 

Mohawk’s Environmental, Social and Governance Report is available exclusively online at mohawksustainability.com.

About Mohawk 
Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry, including Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Eliane, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst, GH Commercial, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk Group, Mohawk Home, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. During the past three decades, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States. 

Contact: 
Melissa Stocks 678-499-8881 
melissa_stocks@mohawkind.com