At Herman Miller, we solve problems like designers. It’s just part of our DNA. And it turns out that the creative approach to problem-solving that we take when making furniture works just as well when it comes to ensuring the health and safety of our planet. Good design at Herman Miller means we ask ourselves, “Have we made the best choices possible?” Only by continuing to ask that question and making sustainability a key criterion for how we do business, can we be confident that we are creating a better world.
Herman Miller helped usher in the new age of sustainable design when our Mirra Chair was introduced as the first product designed to meet both Cradle to Cradle and our Design for Environment (DfE) requirements. Since then, we continue to share an unprecedented amount of information about our products. Today, we set ambitious annual goals for our company that demand new, innovative ways of problem solving. These goals are part of a corporate scorecard that is integrated into our overall business strategy with the aspiration that every single product we sell is sustainable and meets our DfE requirements. Our progress to this and all of our sustainability goals and shared publicly in our annual Better World Report.
By making products that can meet certifications, holding ourselves to stringent environmental requirements, and sharing massive amounts of environmental data, we help our customers achieve their own goals, promote health and well-being, and deliver the best possible products.
As we continue asking ourselves if we’re making the most sustainable choices, we remain committed to creating a better world by design.