“Herman Miller will be a good corporate neighbor by being a good steward of the environment.” —D.J. De Pree, founder, Herman Miller, Inc., 1953
We are proud to associate with and represent some of the world's leading manufacturers of sustainable products, most notably Herman Miller, where designing products with consideration for their environmental impact is a central corporate strategy. With a legacy of environmental stewardship dating back to the 1950s, Herman Miller's interest in the environment began with the strong convictions of its founder, D.J. De Pree, who pledged in 1953 that “Herman Miller will be a good corporate neighbor by being a good steward of the environment.” As a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council and an active participant in creating the LEED protocol, Herman Miller has helped carry the concept of environmental stewardship across industries and around the world.
In 2004, Herman Miller put into place a set of environmental goals that included a zero operational footprint. In the decade since, the company has sharpened its goals around the smart use of resources, eco-inspired design, and becoming community-driven. Its new 10-year sustainability strategy—Earthright—begins with three principles: positive transparency, products as living things, and becoming greener together.