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Herman Miller Among Top Brands in Climate Counts’ Sixth Annual Industry Rankings

December 5, 2012

Herman Miller, Inc. has been recognized in Climate Counts’ sixth annual industry rankings, which rates major consumer brands on their approach to climate change. The company earned distinction as one of 16 “Sector Leaders” for its top score in the “Home and Office” category, placing Herman Miller alongside other top brands such as Starbucks, Nike, and Google.

“We believe that reducing our impact on the environment is both the right thing to do, and an important factor for our continued growth,” said Gabe Wing, Herman Miller’s Director of Safety and Sustainability. “We’re grateful to be mentioned on Climate Counts list, yet know there is still more work to do. That’s why we must continue to design our products, processes, and buildings with the environment in mind.”   

Climate Counts scores the largest 145 companies (by revenue) in 16 industry sectors on their actions to address climate change. The companies are assessed on a 100-point scale based on 22 criteria. The criteria measure a company’s efforts to assess their climate footprint, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support progress on climate legislation, and communicate their efforts clearly and comprehensively to consumers.

For more detailed information on Herman Miller’s environmental policies, goals, and operational footprint, read the annual “Better World Report” which outlines the company’s progress in environmental performance, inclusiveness and diversity, health and well-being, and community service.     

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 $1.7 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt "National Design Award,” in 2012, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also named, for the ninth consecutive year, to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

About Climate Counts
Climate Counts is a non-profit organization bringing consumers and companies together to address climate change. The Climate Counts Company Scorecard was developed with oversight from a panel of business and climate experts from leading non-governmental organizations and academic institutions. Since 2007, Climate Counts researchers have used the scorecard to rate the climate actions of nearly 150 companies (representing approximately 3,000 brands) in 16 industry sectors. Companies are given the opportunity provide public data sources. Information on all scored companies is available at www.climatecounts.org.

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