September 18, 2020

Herman Miller (NASDAQ: MLHR) announced today that it has been awarded a platinum medal in recognition of its commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) by EcoVadis, placing Herman Miller among the top one percent of all companies assessed worldwide.

EcoVadis is a France-based global CSR assessment agency providing the world’s most trusted business sustainability ratings.

The assessment comprehensively covers four key CSR themes practices: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. Herman Miller scored high in the categories of environment and labor and human rights, which is a reflection of its successful efforts to protect the planet and treat its employees well.

“We have a long heritage of environmental stewardship and many processes globally that ensure the well-being of our employees,” said Gabe Wing, Director of Sustainability. “This recognition reflects our commitment to being better together as a family of brands in our overall CSR performance.”

The Company has strong policies, activities, and results related to sustainability, labor, and more. Herman Miller is also a part of NextWave Plastics, a Lonely Whale initiative convening leading companies to develop the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains. Herman Miller also published a series of diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments, and joined the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Consortium.

EcoVadis assesses suppliers operating in over 160 countries across 200 industries. Its proven methodology incorporates various international CSR standards, including the United Nations Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI), and ISO 26000. Assessment results from EcoVadis are used by more than 65,000 companies.

Press contact:
Mackenzie Rantala
Media_relations@hermanmiller.com

About Herman Miller
Herman Miller is a globally recognized leader in design. Since its inception in 1905, the company’s innovative, problem-solving designs and furnishings have inspired the best in people wherever they live, work, learn, heal, and play. In 2018, Herman Miller created Herman Miller Group, a purposefully selected, complementary family of brands that includes Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Design Within Reach, Geiger, HAY, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, naughtone, and Nemschoff. Guided by a shared purpose—design for the good of humankind—Herman Miller Group shapes places that matter for customers while contributing to a more equitable and sustainable future for all. For more information visit www.hermanmiller.com/about-us.