MillerKnoll, Inc. (Herman Miller)
Corprate Bias Ratings
MillerKnoll, doing business as Herman Miller, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and ESG-related criteria. The company does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. MillerKnoll covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Herman Miller discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving, but actively donates to organizations that support the LGBTQ community. The company is also a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act. MillerKnoll employees actively engage in public policy related to ideological issues. For these reasons, MillerKnoll receives a High Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
MillerKnoll received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this indicates that MillerKnoll vets suppliers according to their LGBTQ policies (1). MillerKnoll also vets suppliers for environmental and DEI-related criteria (2)(3). There are no publicly known cases of MillerKnoll terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Herman Miller Foundation’s policy states that “grant requests for individual churches, temples, mosques, etc.” and “Grant requests for political candidates, causes, or lobbying” are ineligible (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
MillerKnoll has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). CEO Andi Owen signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, and the company is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (3)(4). The company is also a member of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and has produced Pride themed products (5)(6). MillerKnoll associates also comprise a Global DEI Council, “comprehensive bias training”, employee “Equity Teams”, and a team of employees engaging in public policy on behalf of racial equity (7)
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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August 22, 2023
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