In 2012, we recognised the need to build on our employees’ long history of environmental advocacy by creating a new team that will go above and beyond our goals. Named “Team 53” in honour of the year our founder declared we will be “a good steward of the environment”, this team was officially launched early in the 2013 financial year. The team is charged with re-engaging our employees to bring their creative ideas forward to inspire themselves and others to build a better world.
All told, at Herman Miller today we have over 500 people working on environmental initiatives, directly or indirectly, throughout the company. However, we make every effort to influence all of our employees' attitudes and actions in support of a cleaner environment.
This includes encouraging employees to take action through volunteering, such as adopting roads and waterways to clean up.
Additionally, many of our environmental professionals work with community groups committed to protecting their local environment.