December 9, 2013
Herman Miller Earns Seventh Consecutive Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index
Herman Miller, Inc,. is once again part of a select group of businesses to earn a 100% and distinction as a “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s twelfth annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The company is one of only 303 major U.S. businesses to receive a perfect score in 2013, an achievement they have now obtained seven years in a row.
“Embracing the unique talents and perspectives of all our employees is an integral part of our business strategy,” said Brian Walker, Herman Miller’s Chief Executive Officer. “By doing so, we create more innovative products and services for our customers, develop stronger community and supplier relationships, and provide a supportive environment where all employees feel welcome and able to bring their whole selves to work.”
The index evaluates non-discrimination policies, benefits, diversity training and other internal resources for the LGBT workers, and is the primary method for businesses to benchmark and evaluate their policies, practices and diversity efforts related to the LGBT community. The 2014 Corporate Equality Index report can be viewed on the Human Rights Campaign website
About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. The company’s award-winning products and services generated approximately $1.8 billion in revenue in fiscal 2013. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2013, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week. Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.