Stories from our 2011 Better World Report: Education Always Comes First

Oct 25, 2011 10:04 AM ET

Education Always Comes First

In an initiative called "Talent 2014," Herman Miller's Inclusiveness Resource Teams hosted an event with Holland New Tech, a brand-new school in the Holland, Michigan Public School System. We plan to follow 100 eighth and ninth graders through to graduation in 2014, teach them about continuous improvement, teamwork, and collaboration skills at Herman Miller, and in general show them the kinds of careers open to high school grads. We hosted them for their first day at Herman Miller's design and production facilities in March. Who knows, there may be a future CEO in that group.

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About Herman Miller, Inc. Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2011. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.   HM17716