Herman Miller, Inc., works for a better world around you. We do this by designing furnishings and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Our curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services. These, along with our innovative business practices and a commitment to responsible leadership, have established us as an admired global company. We became a public company in 1970. Net sales in fiscal year 2010 were $1.319 billion.
Our commitment to operational excellence is a reflection of our strongly held values and our history of innovation. We know our customers’ needs aren’t confined to the work environment; they’re concerned with the reliability of every aspect of their relationship with Herman Miller. To address these concerns, we continually apply, and even pioneer, innovative practices and technologies. One of those is the Herman Miller Performance System, and this video tells more about the surprising story behind it. By applying practices like it to our operations network, from the dealer, through our manufacturing, and to our vendors, we ensure reliability for our customers.
We have a long history of minding the earth. It took root in 1953, when our founder, D.J. De Pree, said, “We will be a good steward of the environment.” Since then, we’ve innovated new ways of preserving and living with the natural environment. We’ve also helped found associations that help other companies do the same. These days, we remain committed to getting rid of the negatives–waste and contamination. But we don’t think that’s enough. As our CEO, Brian Walker, says, “The attitude we’ve adopted is to go beyond eliminating the negative to creating a positive. We’re constantly pushing ourselves to go beyond what is required.”
We value the whole person and everything that each of us has to offer, obvious and not so obvious. I believe that every person should have the chance to realize his or her potential, regardless of color, gender, age, sexual orientation, educational background, family status, skill level–the list goes on and on. When we are truly inclusive, I believe we go beyond toleration to really understanding what makes us unique and what unites us as human beings.
– Brian C. Walker
President and Chief Executive Officer, Herman Miller, Inc.
Zeeland, Michigan855 East Main Ave. PO Box 302
Zeeland, MI 49464-0302
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