Herman Miller, Inc., Named 2009 'Corporation of the Year' by the Michigan Minority Business Development Council
September 30, 2009
The Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC) named Herman Miller as its "Corporation of the Year" in the commercial products sector at the MMBDC's 26th annual awards dinner on September 29, 2009. Finalists for the award included Haworth, Inc., and Steelcase, Inc.
"We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to creating an inclusive supply chain," said Kim Coffman, manager of supplier diversity at Herman Miller. "Herman Miller strives to create a better world through all aspects of its business and working with the MMBDC brings us closer to that goal."
Herman Miller is committed to developing mutually beneficial business relationships through its supplier diversity procurement program. It also contributes to sharing best practices and educating its communities about the value of supplier diversity and its impact on the organization and society.
Founded in 1977, the Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC) has more than 1,300 certified minority businesses and over 400 corporate members working to further its mission to certify minority businesses; provide access to procurement opportunities; and develop capacity for minority business development. The MMBDC was recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as "Council of the Year" for its work with major corporations to promote minority business development and growth. MMBDC is a non-profit, 501c 3 organization. For more information visit the MMBDC's website at www.mmbdc.com.
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.