About Herman Miller
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers and retailers around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.
Climate Change and Carbon Footprint
For FY 2011 we continued to use 100% renewable electrical energy in all our facilities world-wide, which helps us reduce our carbon footprint.
Last year, we added a goal of being carbon neutral by 2020 (Scopes 1 and 2) to our Perfect Vision goals. This will not be an easy goal for us to reach, and we will have to stretch our capabilities to get there. For fiscal 2011, we achieved a 72% reduction in our carbon footprint against our goal of a 65% reduction.
Energy reduction projects resulted in a net decrease in electrical energy and natural gas use last year. Included in the energy numbers are all leased facilities and facilities accounted for in our carbon footprint calculations. This is the fourth year reporting our third-party verified GreenHouse gas emissions and the second year publicly reporting our emissions through the Carbon Disclosure Project.