Herman Miller Receives Perfect Score for Fifth Consecutive Year in Corporate Equality Index Rating

December 12, 2011

Herman Miller, Inc., has received the top rating for a fifth consecutive year in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This year, 190 companies earned 100%, down from 337, on the 2012 CEI and the distinction of being considered one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality." The drop is a result of more stringent criteria for 2012 which focused on transgender health benefits, and equal healthcare coverage for all LGBT employees and their families. The index evaluates non-discrimination policies, benefits, diversity training and other internal resources for the LGBT workers, and is the primary method for businesses to benchmark and evaluate their policies, practices and diversity efforts relating to the LGBT community.

"LGBT people are an integral part of the American workforce, similarly, the benefits and protections of employment are crucial to our community as we continue to work for full inclusion," said Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. "Three years ago, the HRC Foundation launched on an ambitious project to raise the bar on a set of key CEI rating criteria so that a 100 percent score would reflect the best in class practices of LGBT inclusion in the workplace. This year's CEI tells a powerful story of American businesses working to meet that higher bar."

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 2011. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR