September 17, 2013
Herman Miller Named to 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies
Working Mother magazine today named Herman Miller as one of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com Also this year, in honor of the 100 Best Companies, Working Mother has declared October 15th as the first annual National Flex Day to encourage support for workplace flexibility.
“Herman Miller is committed to providing a range of benefits that support the needs of all our employees,” said Michael Ramirez, Herman Miller’s Senior Vice President of People, Places and Administration. “To be cited by Working Mother for our commitment to providing programs and benefits for our employees and their families is a great confirmation of our efforts.”
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “Now in its 28th year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies are leaders in building initiatives that truly support all employees. They are the vanguard of successful companies, with modern policies for American families. That’s why we are launching National Flex Day on October 15. It’s time for employees and their companies to step out from the shadows and embrace workplace flexibility as a core business strategy that will enable them to compete and succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy.”
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, states, “We have made workplace flexibility our platform to heighten the message that as many as 30 million Americans work from home at least one day a week and yet it is the most misunderstood workplace practice in our culture. Not only do all of Working Mother 100 Best Companies offer flex to their employees, they understand what a positive influence it has had on productivity, morale and motivation.”
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 2012, 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.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), is the publisher of Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com ), Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; Workingmother.com gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the magazine’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 11th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.