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Kellie Ballew named finalist for Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards

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Shaw Industries Group, Inc. announced that Kellie Ballew, Vice President of Global Sustainability and Innovation, has been named a finalist in the Sustainability Trailblazer category at the 2022 Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards. This award recognizes outstanding business leaders who demonstrate inspiring, motivating and passionate leadership to their team, company or sector and who have a clear commitment to long-term impact.

Ballew has many examples of fostering innovation, manufacturing excellence and collaboration throughout his 25-year career at Shaw. The sentiment shared by her President and CEO of Shaw, Tim Baucom, highlights the impact of her strategic influence both inside and outside of Shaw. “By leveraging market insight and deep technical expertise, Kellie Ballew serves as an internal consultant and subject matter expert for companies. Guaranteed to help create a better world – one that we collectively value and invest in. For the health, well-being and success of all people and the planet.

“Her ability to properly assess business trends, opportunities and risks, and to pave the way forward through cross-departmental collaboration, is invaluable. , has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for her contributions She is a sought-after advisor and speaker Impressed by her keen ability to engage with wide audiences and deliver comprehensible messages on sustainability and is paramount to her success, and the show’s overall success.”

Among Ms. Ballew’s many achievements, she holds multiple patents worldwide, invented sustainable manufacturing processes, and made significant contributions to Shaw’s sustainable manufacturing in China.

She was a key member of the development team for Shaw’s EcoWorx carpet tiles, a PVC-free recyclable product introduced in 1999. Cradle design principles in Shaw’s product development and manufacturing processes. This includes assessing material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil management, and social equity.

What started with EcoWorx now seeps into Shaw’s business, with nearly 90% of the products Shaw makes Cradle to Cradle certified.

“We are honored to be named a finalist for the Responsible Business Awards 2022 in the Sustainability Trailblazer category,” said Ballew. “Over my 20+ years at Shaw, I have been very lucky to have held a variety of roles, including global sustainability and innovation, manufacturing, product development, and technical sustainability. provided the opportunity to connect with so many individuals in Sustainability, working together to further focus on designing and manufacturing products that put people at the center of everything. I am truly humbled and grateful to the show and all the talented people I have been privileged to learn and work with throughout my career.”