Herman Miller Again Tops Industry in FORTUNE's 'Most Admired' Companies Survey

March 05, 2010

For the 22nd time in 24 years, Herman Miller, Inc., was awarded the No.1 industry ranking in a survey among the executives and board members of peer companies and independent industry analysts, as published in FORTUNE magazine's annual "Most Admired" companies feature. Herman Miller had the further distinction of being the only Michigan-based company to place first among the magazine's distinct industry listings.

This year's ranking is particularly notable for the expanded category in which Herman Miller and other office furniture companies competed. This year the office furniture industry were joined with well known members of the household goods industry, creating a larger, hybrid 'Home Equipment and Furniture' grouping. Within that larger set Herman Miller again was recognized for its reputation leadership, receiving its strongest marks in the attributes of Innovation and Social Responsibility.

FORTUNE characterizes the annual listing as "the definitive report card on corporate reputations." To compile the Most Admired list, FORTUNE enlisted the help of the Hay Group, which sorted the FORTUNE 1,000 and the top foreign companies operating in the U.S. into distinct industry lists, each containing the ten largest companies. Representatives from a total of 667 companies from 33 countries were then surveyed, along with their respective industry analysts and other third party experts.

The "Most Admired" list is included in the publication's March 22, 2010 issue.

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2009. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2010, Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while Fast Company has named Herman Miller among its 2010 "Innovation All-Stars." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.