Business Review West Michigan has chosen Herman Miller as a Green Champion in its inaugural Green Awards. We’re one of nearly 100 nominations—including businesses and individuals—that exemplify the spirit of sustainability by pushing the boundaries of green business.
Long before the concept of sustainability emerged in business, our founder, D.J. De Pree, declared that Herman Miller would be a good corporate steward of the environment. In 2004 we established our Perfect Vision goals, a commitment to get our total operational footprint to zero by 2020. It’s just one way we’re working for a better world. Environmental advocacy is part of our heritage and a responsibility we gladly bear for future generations.
The award selection committee includes some of West Michigan’s strongest sustainability advocates: Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell; Marylu Dykstra, president of the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum; Deb Steketee, executive director of Aquinas College’s Center for Sustainability; and Kelley Losey of Cascade Engineering/Quest.
Winners and nominees are being announced in the publication’s September 3, 2009, edition. Green Award winners will be honored as part of ActiveSite’s ArtPrize entry on September 24, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at 40 Monroe Center in Grand Rapids.
By Marcia Davis