Herman Miller, Inc., Achieves Third Consecutive Perfect Score in CEI 2010 Ranking
September 22, 2009
Herman Miller has received the top rating of 100 percent for a third consecutive year in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's eighth annual Corporate Equality Index. The company is one of 305 major U.S. businesses, and the only one in its industry, to share the 100 percent ranking and achieve recognition as one of its Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.
The Corporate Equality Index, which this year rated 590 businesses, measures the extent to which employers protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. Ratings are based on factors including non-discrimination policies, diversity training and benefits for domestic partners and transgender employees.
"The Corporate Equality Index 2010 shows that, even in the most challenging economy, leading employers are forging ahead of federal and state law to recruit and retain a diverse workforce—regardless of employees' sexual orientation and gender identity or expression," said Human Rights Campaign Foundation President Joe Solmonese.
The full 2010 Corporate Equality Index may be accessed from the Human Rights Campaign Web site.
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.