“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
Herman Miller’s interest in the environment began with the strong convictions of its founder, D.J. De Pree, who believed that corporations, like people, should see themselves as stewards. This commitment to the environment has taken shape through nearly 50 years of programs, initiatives, and the many contributions of individuals and teams. During that time, concern for the environment has become an ingrained part of Herman Miller corporate life, from architecture to product design to operations.
In 2004, Herman Miller established a set of environmental goals that included achieving a zero operational footprint and one hundred percent renewable electrical energy. 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. Through their continued commitment to enhancing and protecting the ecosystem MarxModa and Herman Miller are investing in the future – creating a better world by design.