The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pacific Southwest office recently honored Herman Miller, along with other organizations and individuals, with its seventh annual Environmental Awards.
EPA regional administrator Wayne Nastri presented awards to 37 individuals and organizations for their efforts to protect and preserve the environment during 2004.
"The EPA applauds the outstanding achievements of these environmental heroes," said Nastri. "Thanks to their efforts, our air, water and land will be cleaner and safer for generations to come."
Herman Miller was acknowledged for its ongoing work "to minimize the environmental impact of its fabrics, materials, and finishes while maximizing product quality." It was also noted that the company conducted approximately $200 million of business in the region during 2004.
The EPA presented the awards to businesses, government officials, tribes, environmental organizations, and citizen activists from California, Arizona, Nevada and the Pacific Islands. The winners were selected from a pool of more than 175 nominees.
Other award recipients included rocker Neil Young, recognized for using biodiesel-fueled trucks and buses on a recent concert tour; the California Stormwater Quality Association; and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Scottsdale, Arizona.
The EPA Pacific Southwest office encompasses Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and over 140 Tribal Nations.