Spartanburg-based textile and chemical manufacturer Milliken & Company has received Mentor of
the Year awards from the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia for Milliken Floor Covering’s Live
Oak Complex and Hillside Plant in LaGrange, Ga. Each year, the Partnership for a Sustainable
Georgia presents the award to an organization that is helping the state become more sustainable by
educating other companies on the benefits of environmental improvements such as pollution
The Live Oak Complex and Hillside Plant carpet manufacturing facilities joined the
Partnership in 2006 as a Gold Level partner, the highest achievement level. Gold-level
organizations can retain membership for life, as long as they continue to demonstrate improvement.
Milliken Floor Covering, whose carpet products have been certified carbon-neutral, employs
alternative energy in its operation and since 1999 has sent no waste to landfills.
Georgia’s Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P2AD), a non-regulatory division of the
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, created the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia to
promote environmental leadership and acknowledge excellence in environmental performance.
Membership in the partnership is free of charge and open to any organization or business that
operates in Georgia.
October 7, 2008