To show a commitment to the environment and maintaining sustainable growth, the Carpet and Rug
Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., has issued the carpet industrys first sustainability report. The
report focuses on three key areas: environmental, economic and societal.CRI members are striving to
be stewards in manufacturing environmentally responsible products and in developing solutions to
carpet end-of-life issues, said Werner Braun, president. This report illustrates how the carpet
industry is committed to environmental efforts by meeting or exceeding environmental regulations,
making great strides in decreased landfill use; reducing waste; improving handling procedures;
reducing impact on air and water; and conserving materials, energy and water.