To mark the 20th year of its Supplier Diversity program, Herman Miller’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Council hosted a special event on Thursday, September 30, for its diverse and non-diverse suppliers, prospective diverse suppliers, and customers. It also included individuals from the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council—Great Lakes.
Utilizing its sponsored space at ArtPrize called The Hub, the company brought its guests together to raise awareness for supplier diversity, help increase engagement among corporations in West Michigan, and provide networking opportunities for diverse suppliers with corporate decision makers.
According to Kim Coffman, Herman Miller’s Supplier Diversity manager, “The event collectively gave us an opportunity to celebrate supplier diversity and look ahead to the future.”
“Overall, supplier diversity is an important part of growing business and building a stronger community,” she adds.
Since 1990, Herman Miller has maintained a focus on supplier diversity and recently added it to its list of strategic business initiatives.