February 16, 2017
Herman Miller Featured for 13th Year in RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook
- Herman Miller included for 13th consecutive year in RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook
- Sustainability Yearbook identifies global companies most strongly positioned to create long-term shareholder value
Global design manufacturer Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) has once again qualified for inclusion in RobecoSAM’s 2017 Sustainability Yearbook, achieving Bronze Class distinction for industry-leading economic, environmental, and social sustainability performance. The Yearbook is a listing of the world’s most sustainable companies as determined by their score in the annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Selection criteria for inclusion in the Yearbook becomes more rigorous each year, and only the top 15 percent of companies within each industry are selected. This is Herman Miller’s 13th consecutive appearance in the yearbook.
“Since our founding days, we have believed strongly that our primary purpose as a company is to positively impact humanity,” said Michael Ramirez, Executive Vice President of People, Places, and Administration. “Whether we’re being good stewards of the environment, giving back to the community, or fostering a culture where inclusiveness can thrive, we are persistent in our efforts to create a better world.”
RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment measures financially material factors that impact a company’s core business value drivers. Factors including a company’s ability to innovate, attract and retain talent, and increase operational eco-efficiency are weighted heavily because of the impact on a company’s competitive position and long-term financial performance. The Sustainability Yearbook is the world’s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability and has grown to become one of the leading reference guides for investors seeking out innovative approaches to integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their portfolios.
About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, the global company has relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide, and the company is a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index ten years in a row, was named a 2016 Top 100 Healthiest Employer, and has earned numerous global sustainability awards. In fiscal 2016, the company generated $2.26 billion in revenue and employed nearly 8,000 people worldwide. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.