Sustainability

Sustainability

“Herman Miller will be a good corporate neighbor by being a good steward of the environment.”—D.J. De Pree, founder, Herman Miller, Inc., 1953

WRG is proud to do our part as good citizens of the Earth. We are changing our everyday habits such as paper reduction, recycling, and cutting back on our use of electricity to help the environment. We are also facilitating ways to help our clients initiate sustainable environments and partnering with like minded manufacturers.

With a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited designer on staff, we can assist clients and their teams in fully understanding the requirements of the LEED program, and use our knowledge to help their projects meet or exceed LEED goals.

We are proud to associate with and represent some of the world's leading manufacturers of sustainable products, most notably Herman Miller, where designing products with consideration for their environmental impact is a central corporate strategy. With a legacy of environmental stewardship dating back to the 1950s, Herman Miller's interest in the environment began with the strong convictions of its founder, D.J. De Pree, who pledged in 1953 that "Herman Miller will be a good corporate neighbor by being a good steward of the environment." As a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council and an active participant in creating the LEED protocol, Herman Miller has helped carry the concept of environmental stewardship across industries and around the world.

In 2004, Herman Miller put into place a set of environmental goals that included a zero operational footprint. In the decade since, the company has sharpened its goals around the smart use of resources, eco-inspired design, and becoming community-driven. Its new 10-year sustainability strategy—Earthright—begins with three principles: positive transparency, products as living things, and becoming greener together.