Herman Miller Receives MDEQ Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program Award
July 30, 2009
Herman Miller, Inc. received its first Neighborhood Environmental Partners (NEP) Program Award from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
Presented on July 23rd at Constitution Hall in Lansing, Michigan, the award was accepted on Herman Miller's behalf by Diane Bunse, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist.
The NEP award was developed by the MDEQ in 2004 to recognize organizations and their community partners that have developed outstanding, ongoing community outreach programs to improve the environment in their neighborhood. The NEP Program offers businesses and citizen groups the opportunity to work together improve the quality of their neighborhood, allowing for a cleaner and more attractive area in which to live and work.
Herman Miller's community partners include the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Habitat for Humanity, and several schools in the Grand Rapids, Holland and Muskegon area.
"We want our community to be sustainable," says Bunse, "and we believe that sustainability should be shared beyond our four walls. We appreciate our partnerships and we continue to learn something from them during each endeavor."
Herman Miller is one of 13 Michigan businesses to receive the NEP Program Award. Other recipients include AkzoNobel Coatings, Inc., Consumers Energy, DuPont, Detroit Edison, five branches of General Motors, and Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation.
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 2009, Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as both the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while Fast Company named Herman Miller among the innovative "Companies to Watch." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.