October 6, 2015

Highlights

  • Herman Miller named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 12th year; recognized for environmental & corporate citizenship
  • Michigan-based Herman Miller one of just 317 companies worldwide named to exclusive Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • Herman Miller named to worldwide DJSI, the gold standard benchmark for corporate sustainability efforts

Herman Miller has once again been recognized for its commitment to best-in-class economic, environmental, and societal sustainability, earning a spot on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the twelfth consecutive year. The Zeeland, Michigan-based furniture manufacturer is one of 317 companies worldwide to be included in the DJSI World Index, and is the only contract furniture company recognized globally for its corporate sustainability leadership.

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“Herman Miller’s commitment to corporate ethics and environmental advocacy guide our company’s business strategy, not the other way around,” said Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker. “We believe it is our responsibility to deliver products that are distinctly superior in terms of quality, sustainability, and lasting value. We’re committed to building a better world – one durable chair, one LEED-certified building, and one community service project at a time.”

Herman Miller earned an industry best score in the DJSI categories of environmental policy/management system, occupational health and safety, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy. The company also received top rankings in human capital development, supply chain management, risk and crisis management, and customer relationship management.

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Herman Miller employees assemble Embody chairs at the Greenhouse, Holland, Michigan.

“Being a good steward of the environment has been central to our way of operating since our founding more than a century ago. This most recent recognition validates the positive trajectory of our ongoing work,” said Gabe Wing, Director of Safety and Sustainability. “One goal of Earthright, our corporate sustainability strategy, is to become even more community driven, and we’ve made great strides to engage our suppliers in this effort and to reduce our collective environmental footprint.”

Herman Miller has been named to the DJSI annually since 2004. This year, 1,845 of the world’s largest companies across all industries participated in the DJSI World Index analysis, and only 317 companies were selected for inclusion. Recognized as the gold standard for corporate sustainability, the DJSI’s process is considered the most rigorous and comprehensive assessment of companies that outperform on environmental, social, and governance factors.

For more information on Earthright and Herman Miller’s corporate sustainability initiatives, view the company’s Better World Report here.

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations perform at their best. The company’s award-winning products and services generated approximately $2.1 billion in revenue in fiscal 2015. 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. Herman Miller maintains 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 in 2014. Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.