A Clean Sweep: Herman Miller Inc. Recognized by MDEQ

Oct. 6, 2006
All of Herman Miller's Western Michigan manufacturing sites are now considered Clean Corporate Citizens by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The company has a total of six manufacturing facilities in the West Michigan area—five of which received the Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) Award this year. Herman Miller's GreenHouse facility, located in Holland, MI, received the award in 2005. The C3 program rewards Michigan firms that consistently demonstrate environmental stewardship and pollution prevention. Companies that qualify as a C3 must have a strong and effective environmental management system in place, including a clear statement of the establishment's commitment to environmental excellence and continual improvement. Herman Miller will also be honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with its WasteWise Award at the 2006 WasteWise Conference in Arlington, VA, on October 19. The company earned recognition from the EPA for its commitment to build or renovate its facilities—leased or owned—to meet at least a LEED Silver certification. The company currently has a total of nine LEED certified buildings, including its GreenHouse facility, which was a pilot for the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification process.   The EPA created the WasteWise Gold Achievement Award in 2005 to recognize waste reduction achievements. Award categories include green buildings, product stewardship, and beneficial use of secondary materials.

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