November 30, 2020
Herman Miller and Geiger Recognized with Forest Stewardship Council® Leadership Award
Herman Miller (NASDAQ: MLHR) and Geiger earned the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Leadership Award for their longstanding commitment to manufacturing with wood sourced from responsibly managed forests. Both manufacturers are among a select group of businesses dedicated to reducing environmental impacts by protecting against deforestation and forest degradation.
The FSC Leadership Award selection committee unanimously agreed that Herman Miller and Geiger’s commitment to responsible forest management makes them a true leader.
The majority of Herman Miller and Geiger’s wood consumption is in their systems products, including laminate and veneer casegoods, worksurfaces, and tables.
By having an FSC management system and making more FSC certified (FSC® C121106) products available, Herman Miller and Geiger are taking action to reduce and remove deforestation and forest degradation from their operations and supply chains.
“It’s never been more important to address deforestation and carbon emissions. We continue to partner with organizations who share our commitment to being a good steward of the environment,” said Gabe Wing, Herman Miller’s Director of Sustainability. “By championing responsible forestry practices, we are helping customers and suppliers address these global issues.”
This is Herman Miller’s second recognition and Geiger’s first. Herman Miller was last recognized in 2015. Herman Miller began its association with the Forest Stewardship Council in 2007. Geiger began in 2009.
For more information on Herman Miller’s commitment to FSC Certification and to see a current list of FSC certified products, visit our Certified Wood page. And for more information on sustainability at Geiger, visit https://www.geigerfurniture.com/about/sustainability/.
About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller is a globally recognized leader in design. Since its inception in 1905, the company’s innovative, problem-solving designs and furnishings have inspired the best in people wherever they live, work, learn, heal, and play. In 2018, Herman Miller created Herman Miller Group, a purposefully selected, complementary family of brands that includes Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Design Within Reach, Geiger, HAY, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, naughtone, and Nemschoff. Guided by a shared purpose—design for the good of humankind—Herman Miller Group shapes places that matter for customers while contributing to a more equitable and sustainable future for all. For more information visit www.hermanmiller.com/about-us.
At Geiger, why we do things and how we do them are inexorably one. Achieving quality through craft, celebrating materiality through elegant simplicity, improving the work environment for individuals through design that endures. Standards of craftsmanship and customer satisfaction set more than 50 years ago by founder John Geiger have driven the company’s growth and continued to inspire people today. Founded in Toronto and headquartered in Atlanta since 1979, Geiger is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Herman Miller, Inc.