Mohawk cuts carbon output, boosts diversity, new report says

Mohawk Industries Inc. has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 35% since 2010 while cutting its waste stream by 40 million pounds through water recycling, according to the company's newest environmental, social and governance report released this week.

More than 60% of Mohawk's manufacturing waste was recovered, recycled or reused in 2022, the world's biggest floor covering manufacturer said.

"Sustainability is a key component of our business strategy and a core value for the thousands of women and men who make, sell and deliver our products," Mohawk CEO Jeff Lorberbaum said in a news release about the new report. "Within Mohawk, sustainability is not a stand-alone department or separate function — it is integrated into all we do."

In addition to its environmental achievements, Mohawk has expanded workplace diversity, officials said. In the U.S., more than 55% of Mohawk's 2022 new hires were Black, Indigenous or people of color, raising the representation of those groups to 45% of the company's U.S. workforce.

With manufacturing facilities in almost a dozen states and headquarters in Calhoun, Georgia, Mohawk produces ceramic tile, carpet, laminate, luxury vinyl tile, sheet vinyl and rugs.

— Compiled by Dave Flessner