Herman Miller scoops Manufacturing Guild Mark
Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller has been awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark.
Sponsored by Lectra, the Furniture Makers’ Company’s Manufacturing Guild Mark has been the mark of excellence, distinguishing Britain’s top furnishing manufacturers, since 1993.
‘I would like to extend my congratulations to the whole team at Herman Miller for being awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark. The Manufacturing Guild Mark is the highest accolade UK furnishing manufacturers can aspire to achieve. Unlike other Guild Marks, the Manufacturing Guild Mark is awarded to the company and not a specific product or product range. Retailers, specifiers, distributors and consumers that deal with companies that hold the mark can rest easy knowing that they are buying from a business that has achieved the highest standards throughout all of its operations,’ said Tony Smart, master of The Furniture Makers’ Company (pictured presenting the award).
‘We are delighted to be awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark. Herman Miller prides itself on designing furniture with people in mind, and manufacturing it to the highest standards possible. It is an honour to have this commitment recognised by The Furniture Makers’ Company,’ said Richard Scott, Herman Miller vice president international operations.
The Keyn Chair Group, designed for Herman Miller by British design firm forpeople, was recently awarded a Design Guild Mark, and the Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence.
The Manufacturing Guild Mark is awarded to companies that demonstrate high standards across all aspects of the business, including manufacturing, design, product quality, marketing, finance, commitment to training, employment conditions and sustainability.
It is only open to companies that manufacture the majority of their products in the UK. Companies undergo an audit every three years by FIRA on behalf of The Furniture Makers’ Company to ensure their standards of operation remain high.